Employment Law

Casual Employees – Does their period of service count towards redundancy and notice entitlements?

By NB Lawyers | September 12, 2016 |

A controversial Fair Work Commission (Commission) decision was handed down recently which answered the question:

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Consultants and Contractors: Are they liable if they divert prospective clients to their own business?

By NB Lawyers | August 3, 2016 |

The rise of the engagement and use of consultants has brought about greater ability for small and medium sized businesses

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If it walks like a duck…independent contracting versus employment

By NB Lawyers | May 23, 2016 |

Contractor or employee? Such a question is prevalent in the workplace as Australia moves towards flexibility, e-commerce and creative recruitment strategies. There is also an increasing number of instances where an

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Decision Paralysis and Persistent Tardiness – Can you legally dismiss an employee?

By NB Lawyers | May 9, 2016 |

Decision paralysis experienced by many decision makers, business owners, board members and directors is no doubt a problem. Especially in situations where an employee continues to engage in

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Stealing: The case of the missing laptop

By NB Lawyers | March 7, 2016 |

Stealing is largely considered serious misconduct and therefore grounds for summary (instant) dismissal. However, the case law has been quite clear in the past, that evidence or at least some factual basis is required to terminate the employment of an employee on the basis

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