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Employment Law

What can Business expect from the IR Roundtable? 4 Reforms potentially on the table

By NB Lawyers | July 2, 2020 |

In recent times we have had a number of unique and challenging decisions come out of the Fair Work Commission – Skene and Rossato come to mind.  We have also had a pandemic which has led to a number of changes to Modern Awards, directions and stand downs.  New challenges have been forced on organisations…

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“The Personal Trainer” – Dual faceted employee and contractor relationships

By NB Lawyers | June 23, 2020 |

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) was recently invited to consider a jurisdictional objection in a matter[1] involving a personal trainer who used the premises of a gym to conduct his own personal training business pursuant to a written Personal Training Agreement (PT Agreement). The PT Agreement required the personal trainer to pay sums of money…

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Reducing Redundancy Entitlements? – 3 factors to consider

By NB Lawyers | June 17, 2020 |

As we step through the long standing effects of COVID-19, JobKeeper starts to dissipate in time and Employers look to restructure their business in response to less demand or increased efficiencies redundancies will be a very usual occurrence. How can Employers reduce their redundancy entitlement payments? Here are 3 factors to consider……… Factor 1 –…

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Employers can ask employees to take annual leave whilst on Jobkeeper – Village Roadshow vindicated in the Fair Work Commission on the term “unreasonable refusal”

By NB Lawyers | June 3, 2020 |

The Fair Work Commission has vindicated Village Roadshow Theme Parks’ right to request employees on Jobkeeper to take annual leave. Although not going so far as a direction – the words “unreasonable refusal” found in the legislation gives Employers strong grounds to reasonably request employees to take annual leave (with some exceptions) – this is…

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Another “Casual Worker” Awarded Payout for Leave Entitlements – The Federal Court upholds the principles of WorkPac v Skene Case – What does this mean for Employers?

By NB Lawyers | May 25, 2020 |

Back in August 2018, the now infamous Workpac v Skene case (Skene) dropped a bombshell on the widely held understanding of what it means to be a casual employee – that is, you get paid more money (casual loading) in exchange for certain entitlements afforded to your permanently employed compadres. The Federal Court of Australia…

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