Employment Law

Clarity beyond reasonable doubt? Information for employers hiring employees with criminal records

By NB Lawyers | October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
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The Australian Human Rights Commission Regulations 2019 (Cth) (AHRC Regs) which commenced on 1 October 2019 has clarified that an employer may be found (by the Australian Human Rights Commission) to have discriminated against a prospective employee if they make a distinction, exclusion or preference due to their “irrelevant criminal record”. The Previous Test The…

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“We have never had an issue before” – how Masterchef and Chatime have showed the perils of underpayment of wages

By NB Lawyers | August 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Underpayment of wages – “We have never had an issue before, so there is no need to worry about it” this is a standard line used by many employers and clients of NB Lawyers – lawyers for employers.  It is very easy of course to ask for advice as a reaction to being sued by…

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Facility Management Arrangements – A new way to deal with “Contractors”

By NB Lawyers | July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Facility Management Arrangements may well be a new way for dealing with “contractors” for those in health and allied health sectors. Those who own businesses in the fields of: Doctors, dentists, chiropractors, speech pathology, physiotherapy, optometry; audiology; occupational therapy should take note of the potential to utilise facility management arrangements. Employees are entitled to the…

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Contractor or not a contractor – Uber delivers clarification

By NB Lawyers | July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The question of whether a worker is a contractor or not can be a blurred line. However, a case involving Uber has delivered further legal clarification.

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Modern Slavery Legislation – Employers what do you need to know?

By NB Lawyers | May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Modern Slavery Act (2018) came to pass on 1 January 2019 and for companies with a consolidated revenue of more than $100 Million it establishes mandatory reporting criteria.  The first reports are due in February 2020 and information required will include: Their structure, operations and supply chains; Potential modern slavery risks; Actions taken to…

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