Employment Law

4 Hot Tips for HR from an Employment Lawyer in 2021

By NB Lawyers | December 18, 2020 |

The post pandemic landscape has meant a number of challenges for Employers and HR.  As an Employment Lawyer human resources department ask for assistance on a range of matters. Here are some quick wins for HR for 2021. Tip 1 – Performance Management Training Some companies have seen a spike in productivity and others have…

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Defending an Unfair Dismissal Claim – HR need to consider 3 main issues

By NB Lawyers | December 11, 2020 |

An unfair dismissal claim has come across your desk. It has been given to the HR team to handle and hopefully the HR team have been involved with the situation prior to dismissal.  What do you do now? Here are 3 quick considerations for HR: 1.    What are the weaknesses in your defence? Consider the elements –…

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Getting a second job during COVID-19 – 3 Lessons for Employers

By NB Lawyers | December 3, 2020 |

Employees getting second jobs. As Employment Lawyers we have been asked to advise on this issue which has now come before the Fair Work Commission. In order to adjust to COVID-19, many employers have required employees to work reduced hours. Positions which have previously been full-time have been varied to part-time, or even casual. Some…

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3 Unfair Dismissal Cases all Cleaning companies need to know

By NB Lawyers | December 2, 2020 |

Unfair Dismissal cases have increased this year. Numerous issues have prevailed and as Employment Lawyers we have had to deal with difficult and unique challenges for employers. Cleaning companies have had mixed success during COVID-19 – some companies have been busier than ever.  Others have struggled to continue their contracts. Many have unfortunately been in…

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3 Tips For Minimising Risk In Underpayment of Wages

By NB Lawyers | November 24, 2020 |

          Understanding an Employer’s Obligations in Pay And Wages In their preparations for the post-COVID-19 landscape, many employers are reviewing their existing systems with a view on creating efficiencies to reduce operating costs. One of the key areas reviewed by employers is their payroll system. Modern awards are complex industrial instruments which can require a…

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