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Employment Law

Recording Private Conversations – Is It Lawful?

By NB Lawyers | December 16, 2015 |

From time to time Employers may be faced with employees secretly recording workplace conversations. The legality of recording private conversations varies from State to State. In Queensland, if you are a party

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Workplace Bullying and Social Media: The Blurred Lines of Social Media

By NB Lawyers | December 16, 2015 |

When is a worker really at work? Increased connectivity has changed the way in which colleagues communicate. social media platforms and use are no longer restricted to an employee’s private life, and have in fact contributed

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Contractors: A Life of champagne or a life of Sham – Pain?

By NB Lawyers | December 16, 2015 |

With all the benefits to hiring an Independent Contractor, it is no wonder that passing an Employee off as one to avoid paying entitlements under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) and Modern Awards is so tempting… and so costly.

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How dismissing an employee for extended absence can backfire on you

By NB Lawyers | December 16, 2015 |

Dismissing employees for extended absence from work often may seem a necessary action to take by Employers. However, the circumstances behind the extended absence will play an important role

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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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