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Employment Law

Shades of Grey: When Employees Can Be Compelled To Work Reasonable Additional Hours

By NB Lawyers | December 16, 2015 |

Salary employees, typically professionals working in skill, knowledge and process intensive industries can be compelled to work ‘extra reasonable hours’ where necessary if they:

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Office Romance and the Tight Rope of Sexual Harassment

By NB Lawyers | December 16, 2015 |

As the lawyers for employers, especially Franchisors and Franchisees navigating the area of office romances is still a difficult area to traverse. Traversing the tight rope of sexual harassment involves a pro-active approach by Employers.

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“Completely Untenable” – A Restraint of Trade Story

By NB Lawyers | December 16, 2015 |

In recent months Courts have found decisions in favour of the Employer in relation to restraint of trade (ROT) clauses.

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An employee has a medical condition? Can I dismiss them?

By NB Lawyers | December 16, 2015 |

Recently, an employee was successful in his discrimination claim against his employer. The Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions (Employer) dismissed Mr Anthony Grant (Employee) on allegations of poor attendance and performance.

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Parental Leave – What an Employer needs to know

By NB Lawyers | December 16, 2015 |

The Fair Work Commission (Commission) has emphasised that women have the right to “give birth to children without foreclosing their employment” in the decision of Hanina Rind v Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees [2013] FWC 3144 (31 May 2013) (the Rind Case).

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