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Modern Slavery Legislation – Employers What Do You Need To Know?

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 assess and address these risks; andHow they assess the effectiveness of these actions.What Is This Really About?Modern slavery laws are an…See More
Jul 9
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

Modern Slavery Legislation – Employers What Do You Need To Know?

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 assess and address these risks; andHow they assess the effectiveness of these actions.What Is This Really About?Modern slavery laws are an…See More
Jul 9
2 blog posts by Jonathan Mamaril were featured
May 30
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May 28
2 blog posts by Jonathan Mamaril were featured
Jan 22
A blog post by Jonathan Mamaril was featured

Foodora Driver was an “Employee” says the Fair Work Commission

The constant issue of not having a clear definition of what is an “independent contractor” in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Act) has reared its ugly face again as a landmark decision against Foodora was handed down. Commissioner Cambridge found that a Foodora driver should be considered an employee whilst applying the multifactorial test. The Commission found that in the case of Klooger v Foodora (…See More
Jan 18
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

A band-aid on Workpac v Skene? - Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulations 2018

On 18 December 2018 the Federal Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulations 2018 (Cth) (Amendment) to vary the Fair Work Regulations 2009 (Cth) (Regulations) in light of the decision in Workpac v Skene, a case we have reviewed previously (Workpac v Skene article).The Amendment clarifies that an employer now has a…See More
Jan 14
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

Councils beware of General Protections claims – “slow the process down”

General Protections claims have become a convenient tool for employees working in local councils to avoid or even unnecessarily prolong legitimate performance management issues, action regarding illness and injury and misconduct concerns. Executives and managers in Councils need to be aware of how to protect their organisation against such claims and reduce the risk and liability that may arise from general protections claims.A case which has highlighted the steps Councils should take is the…See More
Jan 9
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

Foodora Driver was an “Employee” says the Fair Work Commission

The constant issue of not having a clear definition of what is an “independent contractor” in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Act) has reared its ugly face again as a landmark decision against Foodora was handed down. Commissioner Cambridge found that a Foodora driver should be considered an employee whilst applying the multifactorial test. The Commission found that in the case of Klooger v Foodora (…See More
Jan 7
Jonathan Mamaril commented on Jonathan Mamaril's blog post When they’re not “the one”: How to prevent, manage and terminate underperforming employees
"Hi Colin Thank you for your comment. There have been a myriad of cases especially in the General Protections arena wherein HR professionals have been sued personally for accessorial liability and the breaches may well be inadvertent or in some cases…"
Apr 20, 2018
Colin Imms commented on Jonathan Mamaril's blog post When they’re not “the one”: How to prevent, manage and terminate underperforming employees
""This last step of talking to a specialised employment lawyer is crucial to avoid an unfair dismissal, or general protections claim and ensure that the employee receives the right notice and final pay." Really? Any HR…"
Apr 20, 2018
A blog post by Jonathan Mamaril was featured

When they’re not “the one”: How to prevent, manage and terminate underperforming employees

Staff underperformance, whether it is due to personal issues, workplace conflict, change fatigue or being actively disengaged, can have significant repercussions on your bottom line, culture and overall performance.As an employer, it can be downright infuriating, not only because of the money wasted but also due to the time you need to invest and the risk you open yourself up to personally if it all goes wrong. How then do you prevent, manage and terminate underperforming employees in a way…See More
Apr 17, 2018
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

When they’re not “the one”: How to prevent, manage and terminate underperforming employees

Staff underperformance, whether it is due to personal issues, workplace conflict, change fatigue or being actively disengaged, can have significant repercussions on your bottom line, culture and overall performance.As an employer, it can be downright infuriating, not only because of the money wasted but also due to the time you need to invest and the risk you open yourself up to personally if it all goes wrong. How then do you prevent, manage and terminate underperforming employees in a way…See More
Apr 17, 2018
A blog post by Jonathan Mamaril was featured

The 7 must-have policies to boost staff productivity and accountability

Have you ever wondered how much poor performance and productivity is costing your business? It can be an uncomfortable thought, can’t it?While your team can be your greatest asset, in some instances, they can also be your greatest liability.So how do you turn it around to create a team of consistent high performers? It starts in your workplace policies.What is a policy?But first, you might be wondering, what is a workplace policy? Workplace policies are statements of principles and practices…See More
Mar 8, 2018
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

The 7 must-have policies to boost staff productivity and accountability

Have you ever wondered how much poor performance and productivity is costing your business? It can be an uncomfortable thought, can’t it?While your team can be your greatest asset, in some instances, they can also be your greatest liability.So how do you turn it around to create a team of consistent high performers? It starts in your workplace policies.What is a policy?But first, you might be wondering, what is a workplace policy? Workplace policies are statements of principles and practices…See More
Mar 8, 2018
A blog post by Jonathan Mamaril was featured

The Gig Economy – “Uber” factors to consider

The gig economy has arguably revolutionised the labour market, allowing short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs. The gig economy provides a platform for businesses to offer their services to their clients or customers via the engagement of short-term contracts as contractors or consultants.  The most famous examples are Uber and Airtasker however business consultants and graphic designers are just as prone to this type of engagement.Care ought to be exercised when…See More
Jan 23, 2018

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What would you like to share about yourself?
Jonathan advises clients on all aspects of Employment Law, including enterprise agreements, collective bargaining and interpretation of Modern Awards. He has represented clients in unfair dismissal, general protections and discrimination matters—from the conciliation conference stage, through to arbitration in the Fair Work Commission.

Jonathan also navigates his clients through complex Workplace Health and Safety legislation, providing them with practical solutions and workplace policies to ensure they abide by their various statutory Employment Law obligations. He has a wealth of experience in advising on restructures, redundancies and performance management, as well as extensive knowledge in matters involving restraint of trade, drafting and reviewing employment contracts and advising on contractor arrangements. Jonathan is particularly interested in Employment Law issues that concern decision makers and human resource practitioners, and he prides himself on providing practical legal advice that aligns with the strategic objectives of his clients.

Before joining NB Lawyers, Jonathan worked for a Trade Union as an Industrial Officer, where he gained experience advising union members on termination of employment and workplace bullying issues. He also worked at a mid-tier Brisbane-based law firm, where he advised several small- to medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organisations in all aspects of Employment Law.
Company website/blog
http://www.lawyersforemployers.com.au/
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Employment Law, Enterprise Agreements, Workplace Bullying, Employment Contracts, Contractor Agreements, Discrimination, Unfair Dismissal, General Protections and Restraint of Trade
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking, Referrals between friends, Very targeted/niche, Invitation only

Jonathan Mamaril's Blog

Modern Slavery Legislation – Employers What Do You Need To Know?

Posted on July 9, 2019 at 11:30 0 Comments

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 assess and address these risks; and
  • How they assess the effectiveness of these…
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False Allegations – Further Trend Of “Upward” Bullying

Posted on May 28, 2019 at 16:51 0 Comments

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 for a General protections claim, something we have covered in a previous article “The Rise Of Upward Bullying: How Employers Can Protect Themselves From… Continue

Whistleblower Laws Come Into Effect On 1 July 2019 – Are You Ready?

Posted on May 28, 2019 at 16:30 0 Comments

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 whistleblower laws.



The new whistleblower laws are a commonwealth amendment (Treasury Laws Amendment [Enhancing Whistleblower Protections] Act 2019). These new laws are designed to expand whistleblower protection and…

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A band-aid on Workpac v Skene? - Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulations 2018

Posted on January 14, 2019 at 7:30 0 Comments

On 18 December 2018 the Federal Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulations 2018 (Cth) (Amendment) to vary the Fair Work Regulations 2009 (Cth) (Regulations) in light of the decision in Workpac v Skene, a case we have reviewed previously (…

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