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Flexibility – in or out of the workplace

By NB Lawyers | December 16, 2015 |

Individual Flexibility Agreements (IFAs) are fast becoming a good way for agile and growing Employers to best utilise their workforce. The proposed changes by the Abbott Liberal Government are designed to provide greater flexibility with the main change giving Employers and Employees the ability to trade monetary benefits for non-monetary benefits.

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Restauranteur Faces Underpayment Claim

By NB Lawyers | October 21, 2015 |

As a business owner and Employer in the hospitality industry, it can get very busy. Not only are you ensuring your customers are receiving the best products and service, you are also ensuring that all shifts are covered and the business is returning a profit. Due to the fast paced and hectic environment of the…

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The 7-Eleven Wages Debacle

By NB Lawyers | October 21, 2015 |

In case you missed it there has been a media blitz regarding the alleged underpayment of wages for numerous 7-Eleven stores throughout Australia. There was a joint investigation between Fairfax Media and the ABC Four Corners program which revealed that many stores paid their Employees only half their correct rate of pay and allegedly forced…

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Unfair Dismissal Procedure in context

By NB Lawyers | August 31, 2015 |

It might be said that procedure is 9/10ths of the law when it comes to unfair dismissal. In Horgan v Asia Pacific International College Pty Ltd [2015] FWC 5842, the Fair Work Commission (the Commission) ruled that despite the fact an Employee’s shocking behaviour constituted good grounds for termination, the dismissal was still unfair.

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