NB Lawyers – Lawyers for Employers successfully defended an unfair dismissal application[2] (the Application) on behalf of one of our valued clients, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The operations of the Sanctuary, like many other businesses, were impacted by COVID-19. Specifically, the reduction in the number of tourists attending the Sanctuary required it to take certain steps…

Read More

NB Lawyers – lawyers for employers are assisting a number of clients with business sale transactions.  One of the main considerations by many Employers in Australia who are looking to sell their business is the question around employee entitlements and legal obligations when selling or transferring a business. There are 2 main situations in a…

Read More

Redundancy in a transfer of business situation will usually be in circumstances where the “new” employer does not want to bring the employee onboard (for whatever reason) or the employee does accept a suitable alternate position. A recent case before the Fair Work Commission of Gravenall [2020] FWC 4499 (26 August 2020) (Gravenell Case) demonstrates…

Read More

Unfair Dismissal Applications – When an employee alleges their termination of employment was harsh, unjust or unreasonable, the Fair Work Commission (the FWC) is required to consider a number of preliminary matters[1] including whether the employee was a person protected from unfair dismissal. One of these matters is whether the employee’s dismissal was a case…

Read More

As we step through the long standing effects of COVID-19, JobKeeper starts to dissipate in time and Employers look to restructure their business in response to less demand or increased efficiencies redundancies will be a very usual occurrence. How can Employers reduce their redundancy entitlement payments? Here are 3 factors to consider……… Factor 1 –…

Read More