Employment Law

What is reasonable management action? It does not need to be perfect.

By NB Lawyers | June 15, 2021 |

The rise of workplace bullying, unfair dismissal and general protections claims in the Fair Work Commission is not surprising considering the current economic and business climate. Managers and supervisors gaining an understanding of what is reasonable management action done in a reasonable way must be learned and trained – organisations and employers need to seriously…

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What are Employer obligations when selling or transferring a business? 3 Main Options for Business in Australia

By NB Lawyers | June 14, 2021 |

NB Lawyers – lawyers for employers are assisting a number of clients with business sale transactions.  One of the main considerations by many Employers in Australia who are looking to sell their business is the question around employee entitlements and legal obligations. There are 2 main situations in a sale. The first is the sale…

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3 ways Reinstatement can be ordered by the Fair Work Commission? A cautionary Unfair Dismissal tale for HR officers and HR managers

By NB Lawyers | May 31, 2021 |

As we all know the primary remedy for an unfair dismissal claim is reinstatement. A recent unfair dismissal decision against a manufacturing food processor led to reinstatement of the employee in the Fair Work Commission. In the decision of Whitfield v Primo Foods Pty Ltd [2021] FWC 2729 (13 May 2021) (Primo Foods Case) the…

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HR Compliance – a good time to undertake a review – 6 key compliance tips for business

By NB Lawyers | May 13, 2021 |

Human Resources has an incredible opportunity to build growth and people capability in organisations right now.  However, there is also an opportunity to build HR compliance frameworks which might take some capital investment of time and money up front but will give board members, owners, directors and human resources (HR) the ability to sleep at…

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COVID-19 Policy can protect an Employer from an Unfair Dismissal Claim – 2 burning questions to answer

By NB Lawyers | May 11, 2021 |

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a number of changes in the workplace and as a result, the Fair Work Commission has seen a major spike in unfair dismissal and general protections claims.  Minimising health and safety risks through policy development around exposure to COVID-19 is near the top of many lists for human resources,…

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