NB Lawyers https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au Lawyers for Employers Tue, 13 Aug 2019 06:15:09 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 https://cdn.lawyersforemployers.com.au/wp-content/uploads/media/2018/11/cropped-NBLawyersFavicon-32x32.png NB Lawyers https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au 32 32 “We have never had an issue before” – how Masterchef and Chatime have showed the perils of underpayment of wages https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/we-have-never-had-an-issue-before-how-masterchef-and-chatime-have-showed-the-perils-of-underpayment-of-wages Tue, 13 Aug 2019 06:08:58 +0000 https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/?p=2013 Underpayment of wages – “We have never had an issue before, so there is no need to worry about it” this is a standard line used by many employers and clients of NB Lawyers – lawyers for employers.  It is very easy of course to ask for advice as a reaction to being sued by…

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Facility Management Arrangements – A new way to deal with “Contractors” https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/facility-management-arrangements-a-new-way-to-deal-with-contractors https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/facility-management-arrangements-a-new-way-to-deal-with-contractors#respond Thu, 25 Jul 2019 15:59:34 +0000 https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/?p=2005 Facility Management Arrangements may well be a new way for dealing with “contractors” for those in health and allied health sectors. Those who own businesses in the fields of: Doctors, dentists, chiropractors, speech pathology, physiotherapy, optometry; audiology; occupational therapy should take note of the potential to utilise facility management arrangements. Employees are entitled to the…

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Contractor or not a contractor – Uber delivers clarification https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/contractor-or-not-a-contractor-uber-delivers-clarification Thu, 18 Jul 2019 03:24:54 +0000 https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/?p=1997 The question of whether a worker is a contractor or not can be a blurred line. However, a case involving Uber has delivered further legal clarification.

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Getting out of an Employsure contract https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/getting-out-of-an-employsure-contract Wed, 26 Jun 2019 00:29:49 +0000 https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/?p=1975 Employsure have taken the business world by storm providing workplace relations support to business owners and employers using a marketing and sales process that is quite compelling and disrupting the HR space to a large extent. However the experience of some of our clients has found a gap between expectations and the practical realties of…

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Modern Slavery Legislation – Employers what do you need to know? https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/modern-slavery-legislation-employers-what-do-you-need-to-know Tue, 28 May 2019 23:14:56 +0000 https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/?p=1882 The Modern Slavery Act (2018) came to pass on 1 January 2019 and for companies with a consolidated revenue of more than $100 Million it establishes mandatory reporting criteria.  The first reports are due in February 2020 and information required will include: Their structure, operations and supply chains; Potential modern slavery risks; Actions taken to…

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False Allegations – further trend of “Upward” Bullying https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/false-allegations-and-complaints-a-further-trend-of-upward-bullying-5-tips Mon, 27 May 2019 23:11:10 +0000 https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/?p=1744 We have been contacted by several clients in recent months wherein executives, directors, business owners and HR managers attempting to performance manage an employee over a medium to long period of time have had false allegations of bullying directed towards them.  Linking such “bullying” action with mental health issues or using it as an angle…

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The Settlement Adjustment Process https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/the-settlement-adjustment-process Mon, 20 May 2019 04:40:27 +0000 https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/?p=1674 Unlike utilities such as electricity and telephone, there are certain charges that attach to a property and remain with it even if sold. This is important to consider when buying or selling a house because it means the liability for these charges needs to be established. To determine who these charges apply to is by…

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Difficult Conversations With Employees – 5 Key Steps for Managers and Supervisors https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/difficult-conversations-with-employees-5-key-steps-for-managers-and-supervisors Tue, 07 May 2019 23:18:01 +0000 https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/?p=1662 Having difficult conversations is an energy sapper for anyone that manages people.  Maybe you delay it and the problem goes away?  Or you have the conversation and it ends up being more problematic?  We can always get LUCKY – there may be times where a staff member who is not performing, the employee who is…

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Whistle Blower Laws Come In 1 July 2019 – Are You Ready? https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/whistle-blower-laws-come-in-1-july-2019-are-you-ready Tue, 07 May 2019 23:14:00 +0000 https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/?p=1659 Does your business have more than 100 employees? OR Is your revenue in excess of $50 Million? OR Do you have gross assets worth more than $25 Million? If so, a potentially dangerous regulation is coming on 1 July 2019.  They are the new Whistle-blower laws. The new Whistle-blower laws are a commonwealth amendment (Treasury…

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Property Co-Owner Disputes: Forcing A Sale Of The Property https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/property-co-owner-disputes-forcing-a-sale-of-the-property Tue, 07 May 2019 00:36:49 +0000 https://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/?p=1654 Disputes between Co-owners of property are not uncommon. Most of us have at least known someone who has encountered problems with co-owned property. Take the following archetypical example: The last survivor of your parents have passed away leaving the family home or a cherished holiday house to you and your siblings. For the first few…

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