With the Australian Labour Party (ALP) winning the recent federal election a change in government will likely see a number of potential changes for Human Resources, Industrial Relations and Employment Law. Our team at NB Lawyers, lawyers for employers, have looked at some of the commentary, proposed policies and general discussion points made by the…

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As we head into another new year the effects of COVID-19 on the workplace and in particular employment law has been widely felt.  Even for those industries and companies who are seeing growth opportunities now, the initial impact had many in precarious and uncertain positions.  The team at NB Lawyers – lawyers for employers assisted a number of Employers, Human Resources teams, People and…

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There are so many issues to consider in the current environment and sometimes we can lose track of the small wins. If you are in HR and are currently dealing with an unfair dismissal claim, underpayment of wages issue, breach of contract dispute or workplace bullying claims understandably there is a lot to digest. There…

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A big announcement was made recently as Brisbane, Queensland, Australia was awarded the right to host the Olympic Games in 2032.  This is an amazing result – with the thoughts of the tourism that it will attract and the world’s best athletes frequenting places like the “Gabba”.  What gets missed out in the conversation is…

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As directors, business owners and those with key decision making responsibilities the management of staff comes with several difficult issues involving personal liability of directors.  Underpayment of wages is one major factor and a number of clients have sought advice from NB Lawyers – lawyers for employers on undertaking an audit of the wages paid…

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A recent Federal Circuit Court decision has seen 48 employees of Macquarie Bank being awarded in total $1.34 Million in underpayment of wages.  Ranging from non payment of: Annual leave loading Periods of annual leave Personal/carers leave (sick leave) Compassionate leave Public holiday leave This was even though in the context of the Modern Award…

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As part of its four-yearly review of modern awards, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down a decision to insert two new ‘model’ clauses impacting the payment of Annualised Salaries to employees covered by certain awards. These changes are primarily intended to address a lack of uniformity among the range of clauses currently found in…

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