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Hiring challenges in the dental industry – 4 solutions to consider

The dental industry is constantly battling against its public image, both in attracting patients, and attracting staff. This article looks at the special circumstances faced by the industry in attracting staff, and makes some suggestions for owners and managers of dental practices.The Dental IndustryOver a long period of time, all across Australia, the dental industry…See More
Jun 30
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

Hiring challenges in the dental industry – 4 solutions to consider

The dental industry is constantly battling against its public image, both in attracting patients, and attracting staff. This article looks at the special circumstances faced by the industry in attracting staff, and makes some suggestions for owners and managers of dental practices.The Dental IndustryOver a long period of time, all across Australia, the dental industry…See More
Jun 30
A blog post by Jonathan Mamaril was featured

Can an employee insist on work from home arrangements? The Queensland case which solves the work from home conundrum

The lockdown situations all over Australia created a number of scenarios where employees were able to remain at home and undertake work.  Some of these arrangements led to an increase in productivity and for other organisations and industries there has been an eventual decline in productivity.With the question around WFH coming up for Employers and how they will balance…See More
May 4
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

Can an employee insist on work from home arrangements? The Queensland case which solves the work from home conundrum

The lockdown situations all over Australia created a number of scenarios where employees were able to remain at home and undertake work.  Some of these arrangements led to an increase in productivity and for other organisations and industries there has been an eventual decline in productivity.With the question around WFH coming up for Employers and how they will balance…See More
May 4
A blog post by Jonathan Mamaril was featured

Drunk and intoxicated employee – How far does vicarious liability go to hold an employer accountable (5 reasons to be concerned)

Vicarious liability (responsibility of an employer for an employee’s actions) has been a concept many employers grapple with on a far too regular basis. A situation involving a drunken employee urinating on a colleague’s face begged the question of employer responsibility.The ever-changing principles of this concept have employers concerned at every company function,…See More
Apr 13
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

Drunk and intoxicated employee – How far does vicarious liability go to hold an employer accountable (5 reasons to be concerned)

Vicarious liability (responsibility of an employer for an employee’s actions) has been a concept many employers grapple with on a far too regular basis. A situation involving a drunken employee urinating on a colleague’s face begged the question of employer responsibility.The ever-changing principles of this concept have employers concerned at every company function,…See More
Apr 11
A blog post by Jonathan Mamaril was featured

Adverse action, long term illness and disability – 4 important points to consider in the case of Western Union v Robinson

The leading case of Western Union Business Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd v Robinson [2019] FCAFC (Western Union Case) gives Human Resources teams a decision to rely upon when to comes to issues around:DisabilityLong term illnessGeneral Protections casesDecisionIn the Western Union case the Full Bench of the Federal Court decided the following:The Court held that the…See More
Mar 9
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

Adverse action, long term illness and disability – 4 important points to consider in the case of Western Union v Robinson

The leading case of Western Union Business Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd v Robinson [2019] FCAFC (Western Union Case) gives Human Resources teams a decision to rely upon when to comes to issues around:DisabilityLong term illnessGeneral Protections casesDecisionIn the Western Union case the Full Bench of the Federal Court decided the following:The Court held that the…See More
Mar 4
A blog post by Jonathan Mamaril was featured

Performance improvement plan is not workplace bullying says Fair Work Commission – 3 reasons why

The issue of workplace bullying has become a prevalent situation in workplaces of late especially those dealing with:Under resourced workforcesHard to manage or underperforming staffLack of new staff coming in (or difficulty recruiting more)Losing key personnel and those in management rolesChallenges around vaccination requirements and Government health…See More
Feb 9
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

Performance improvement plan is not workplace bullying says Fair Work Commission – 3 reasons why

The issue of workplace bullying has become a prevalent situation in workplaces of late especially those dealing with:Under resourced workforcesHard to manage or underperforming staffLack of new staff coming in (or difficulty recruiting more)Losing key personnel and those in management rolesChallenges around vaccination requirements and Government health…See More
Feb 7
2 blog posts by Jonathan Mamaril were featured
Jan 20
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

Your employee just resigned – now what? 6 legal issues for employers and HR to consider

While many employees return to the office energized and refreshed for the new year, there is a minority where the new year break has crystalised or increased their dissatisfaction with their current roles.It is not uncommon for frontline Managers to return in the new year and find that they are faced with a request for a meeting by an employee, where the employee…See More
Jan 19
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

4 of today’s major human resources challenges for employers

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…See More
Dec 23, 2021
2 blog posts by Jonathan Mamaril were featured
Nov 24, 2021
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

Council says serious safety breach warrants termination: 2 garbage collectors pay a hefty price (3 lessons for councils)

A 62 year old with 42 years of service with the City of Sydney Council challenged his dismissal which cost him (amongst other things) a $70,000 entitlement.  The Commission however found in favour of the Council citing the safety breaches had potential consequences for “catastrophic and avoidable” injuries.In Hamlin v City of Sydney Council [2021] NSWIRComm 1010 (9 February…See More
Nov 24, 2021
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

Performance management – 3 tips for all people managers and HR

Performance Management is coming into sharp focus for a number of organisationsAs we start to come “back into the office”, understand the practical and financial impact of pandemic, COVID-19 and vaccinations and begin either a restart of business progress or a continuation of growth the issue of people and performance management has become ever more increasingly important.A number of organisations have been in contact with …See More
Nov 22, 2021

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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

Hiring challenges in the dental industry – 4 solutions to consider

Posted on June 30, 2022 at 11:00 0 Comments

The dental industry is constantly battling against its public image, both in attracting patients, and attracting staff. This article looks at the special circumstances faced by the industry in attracting staff, and makes some suggestions for owners and managers of dental practices.

The Dental Industry

Over a long period…

Continue

Can an employee insist on work from home arrangements? The Queensland case which solves the work from home conundrum

Posted on May 4, 2022 at 8:00 0 Comments

The lockdown situations all over Australia created a number of scenarios where employees were able to remain at home and undertake work.  Some of these arrangements led to an increase in productivity and for other organisations and industries there has been an eventual decline in productivity.

With the question around WFH coming up for…

Continue

Drunk and intoxicated employee – How far does vicarious liability go to hold an employer accountable (5 reasons to be concerned)

Posted on April 11, 2022 at 10:00 0 Comments

Vicarious liability (responsibility of an employer for an employee’s actions) has been a concept many employers grapple with on a far too regular basis. A situation involving a drunken employee urinating on a colleague’s face begged the question of employer responsibility.

The ever-changing principles of this concept have employers concerned…

Continue

Adverse action, long term illness and disability – 4 important points to consider in the case of Western Union v Robinson

Posted on March 4, 2022 at 12:30 0 Comments

The leading case of Western Union Business Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd v Robinson [2019] FCAFC (Western Union Case) gives Human Resources teams a decision to rely upon when to comes to issues around:

  • Disability
  • Long term…
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