Jonathan Mamaril
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2 blog posts by Jonathan Mamaril were featured
Wednesday
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

Does serious misconduct still require a reasonable opportunity to respond before termination of employment? 2 prime ways to mitigate risk and liability

A question asked many times by clients is when a scenario involving serious misconduct is put to us – can we now terminate their (the employee’s) employment?  Our response (with some adjustment) is usually – “of course you can – you are the Employer, however the key question really is – what would happen if you had to explain your actions to a Judge or a Commissioner –…See More
Wednesday
Bernie ALTHOFER commented on Jonathan Mamaril's blog post Upward bullying: The rise of the remote working “bully” - 5 tips all employers need to know
"Great reminder for everyone that as well as having some 'freedoms' to work from home or in other remote locations, there is also a reminder that individuals have to take responsibility for ensuring that they adhere to workplace policies,…"
Sunday
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

Sexual harassment changes coming in the workplace – 4 changes indicated by the Respect@Work report

Scott Morrison and the Federal Government have announced a clear initiative to (in principle) accept a significant amount of the 55 recommendations around sexual harassment. There are some overarching themes with the changes and what has been pushed is a more clear path and more distinctive grounds for employees to file sexual harassment complaints, applications and start…See More
Sunday
2 blog posts by Jonathan Mamaril were featured
Apr 8
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

Redundancy: 3 pitfalls for HR to avoid a (almost) $300K claim – the story of pizza, beer and Toyota

The District Court of NSW has made a decision on a case involving a termination of employment mere days before a significant redundancy payment was owed to a long standing employee (20 years). Ultimately the Court found in favour of the employee awarding almost $300,000.00 in damages.The case of…See More
Apr 8
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

Upward bullying: The rise of the remote working “bully” - 5 tips all employers need to know

The pandemic has led to a number of changes in the workplace – words such as workplace flexibility, working from home, remote working, Zoom, Teams, virtual meeting are now common lexicon of the modern workplace.  A number of clients recently have had to deal with Upward Bullying – a trend that has been on the rise but the new workplace has provided further difficulties…See More
Apr 1
A blog post by Jonathan Mamaril was featured

When you get it wrong, 3 mistakes an employer made leading to a general protections order of $85K

There are a number of well documented workplace problems continuing to persist as we continue on this year –…See More
Mar 31
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

When you get it wrong, 3 mistakes an employer made leading to a general protections order of $85K

There are a number of well documented workplace problems continuing to persist as we continue on this year –…See More
Mar 31
A blog post by Jonathan Mamaril was featured

Celebrity searches and confidential information – 2 tips to deal with misuse of client information

Access to confidential information is part and parcel of work for many employees especially those working in finance, professional services and technology based businesses.  The ANZ Bank recently dealt with a case where an employee filed an unfair dismissal claim after she was dismissed for:Undertaking an unauthorised celebrity search on the databaseDoing searches on her…See More
Mar 19
Jonathan Mamaril posted blog posts
Mar 18
A blog post by Jonathan Mamaril was featured

Zombie companies: “Cut the fat not the muscle” - 6 post JobKeeper tips for employers

As we head towards the end of JobKeeper and the proverbial cliff for some companies – the term “Zombie Companies” spring to mind.  What are “Zombie Companies” – those who are heavily reliant on the JobKeeper payments to pay for operational costs of the business but once the subsidies run dry will have difficulty running the business.Those companies who are largely…See More
Mar 3
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

Zombie companies: “Cut the fat not the muscle” - 6 post JobKeeper tips for employers

As we head towards the end of JobKeeper and the proverbial cliff for some companies – the term “Zombie Companies” spring to mind.  What are “Zombie Companies” – those who are heavily reliant on the JobKeeper payments to pay for operational costs of the business but once the subsidies run dry will have difficulty running the business.Those companies who are largely…See More
Feb 26
2 blog posts by Jonathan Mamaril were featured
Feb 18
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

Long needed IR changes lose the BOOT and 4 that are still in – Update for HR and employers

We recently discussed the Government’s IR proposed changes in the article Loosening The BOOT Straps And 9 Other Industrial Relations Changes. There has finally been some movement in this regard with discussions with the cross-bench proving to be a major…See More
Feb 18
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

COVID-19 vaccinations are coming – what now? 5 questions for Australian employers to consider

A number of Employers now must consider the COVID-19 vaccination.  In a previous article “Can Australian Employers force an Employee to get vaccinated?”  we answered the…See More
Feb 15

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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

Does serious misconduct still require a reasonable opportunity to respond before termination of employment? 2 prime ways to mitigate risk and liability

Posted on April 15, 2021 at 8:00 0 Comments

A question asked many times by clients is when a scenario involving serious misconduct is put to us – can we now terminate their (the employee’s) employment?  Our response (with some adjustment) is usually – “of course you can – you are the Employer, however the key question really is – what would happen if you had to explain your actions to a Judge…

Continue

Sexual harassment changes coming in the workplace – 4 changes indicated by the Respect@Work report

Posted on April 12, 2021 at 10:30 0 Comments

Scott Morrison and the Federal Government have announced a clear initiative to (in principle) accept a significant amount of the 55 recommendations around sexual harassment. There are some overarching themes with the changes and what has been pushed is a more clear path and more distinctive grounds for employees to file sexual harassment complaints,…

Continue

Redundancy: 3 pitfalls for HR to avoid a (almost) $300K claim – the story of pizza, beer and Toyota

Posted on April 8, 2021 at 8:00 0 Comments

The District Court of NSW has made a decision on a case involving a termination of employment mere days before a significant redundancy payment was owed to a long standing employee (20 years). Ultimately the Court found in favour of the employee awarding almost $300,000.00 in damages.

The case of…

Continue

Upward bullying: The rise of the remote working “bully” - 5 tips all employers need to know

Posted on April 1, 2021 at 8:00 1 Comment

The pandemic has led to a number of changes in the workplace – words such as workplace flexibility, working from home, remote working, Zoom, Teams, virtual meeting are now common lexicon of the modern workplace.  A number of…

Continue

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