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Employment Law

What do the changes to casual employment mean? 3 Hot tips for Employers with the backtrack on Workpac

By NB Lawyers | August 31, 2021 |

Changes to Casual Employment? Over the past months there has been considerable debate and angst over who is a casual employee, and do employers owe backpay for leave and other award benefits? The Federal Government recently introduced into the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (‘Act’) a new statutory definition of a ‘casual employee’. Sections of…

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QANTAS decide to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine for all Staff

By NB Lawyers | August 18, 2021 |

Following on from the introduction of a Compulsory Vaccine Policy introduced by SPC and the updated guidance from the Fair Work Ombudsman QANTAS have decided to take a monumental step in introducing a compulsory vaccination policy for all staff. Their frontline workers such as pilots and cabin crew will need to be vaccinated by 15 November 2021 and the…

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Fair Work Ombudsman Change their tune regarding COVID-19 Vaccines (a new 4 Tier System)

By NB Lawyers | August 16, 2021 |

The Fair Work Ombudsman have now released new guidance to allow Employers in certain circumstances to make compulsory and mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policies. This is a major backflip from the previous guidance but aligns with what I and NB Lawyers – lawyers for employers have said in previous articles on this subject including: 4 Burning Questions Employers…

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4 Burning Questions Employers have been asking NB Lawyers – lawyers for employers regarding SPC’s decision and their COVID-19 Mandated Vaccine Policy?

By NB Lawyers | August 12, 2021 |

SPC’s recent decision to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations will likely be a legal test for those Employers outside of Aged Care, Health and Child Care.  It is a test on several fronts but in particular the practical commercial implications of an Employer dealing with snap lockdowns, quarantining and work from home limitations coupled with legitimate health…

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Want to get your own Modern Award? Menulog leads the way – 3 tips for Employers

By NB Lawyers | August 6, 2021 |

Menulog have decided enough is enough and are attempting to form their own Modern Award. Menulog is arguing that their unique service offering delivery of food, beverages, or goods on an online or app-based platform requires the Fair Work Commission to treat them as their own industry in of themselves. This award, if approved, would…

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