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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
Tuesday
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
A blog post by Jonathan Mamaril was featured

What should employers do with “side-hustle” employees? 4 ways to defend the business

The phenomenon of employees taking on “side hustle” projects or secondary projects is nothing necessarily new.  The increase in secondary employment and multiple/diversified income streams has also been given a boost with the onset of COVID-19.A number of Employers have taken to terminating the employment of employees due to secondary employment or side hustle being…See More
Feb 4
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

What should employers do with “side-hustle” employees? 4 ways to defend the business

The phenomenon of employees taking on “side hustle” projects or secondary projects is nothing necessarily new.  The increase in secondary employment and multiple/diversified income streams has also been given a boost with the onset of COVID-19.A number of Employers have taken to terminating the employment of employees due to secondary employment or side hustle being…See More
Feb 1
A blog post by Jonathan Mamaril was featured

WFH (Work from Home) what powers do HR and employers have really? 3 answers you need to know

COVID-19, lockdown, face masks, illness, border closures and work from home (WFH) and remote working.  These words seem to go hand in hand in our current workplace in Australia.  Some states and territories are still feeling the effects of the pandemic whilst other workplaces are starting to look towards getting people back to the office (or already have).WFH is not a…See More
Jan 28
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

WFH (Work from Home) what powers do HR and employers have really? 3 answers you need to know

COVID-19, lockdown, face masks, illness, border closures and work from home (WFH) and remote working.  These words seem to go hand in hand in our current workplace in Australia.  Some states and territories are still feeling the effects of the pandemic whilst other workplaces are starting to look towards getting people back to the office (or already have).WFH is not a…See More
Jan 28
4 blog posts by Jonathan Mamaril were featured
Jan 21
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

Can Australian Employers force an employee to get vaccinated? 3 Considerations from an Employment Lawyer

Can an Employer force an employee to take the vaccine?The answer is probably yes.Amid some false starts at some point and potentially in the near future a vaccine will be rolled out in Australia.  The Federal Government have been clear to announce that the vaccine will be voluntary, leaving some Employers with ambiguity as to whether they can force an employee to be vaccinated.At the core of this question are several issues to consider:Reasonable and lawful directionsDiscriminationWorkplace…See More
Jan 19
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

Loosening The BOOT Straps And 9 Other Industrial Relations Changes

Loosening The BOOT Straps And 9 Other Industrial Relations Changes BOOT (better off overall test) and other IR changes might be coming The Better Off Overall Test (BOOT) is consideration by the Fair Work Commission whether a proposed Enterprise Agreement (EA) or Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is better off overall than the applicable industrial award.   A proposed bill is looking to change this and give more ability for Employers and the Fair Work Commission to pass EA’s and EBA’s with…See More
Jan 17
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

How 3 Avengers Principles from Nick Fury can help Healthcare Employers

We ride into 2021 with lockdowns, face masks, UK strains and “you're on mute” consistent buzzwords for Employers and the healthcare industry. Directors, practitioners and office managers may be fielding a lot of questions around legal entitlements and obligations so let’s get an assist from the leader of the Avengers himself, Nick Fury.Lesson…See More
Jan 12
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4 Hot Tips For HR From An Employment Lawyer In 2021

The post pandemic landscape has meant a number of challenges for Employers and HR.  As an Employment Lawyer human resources department ask for assistance on a range of matters.Here are some quick wins for HR for 2021.Tip 1 – Performance Management TrainingSome companies have seen a spike in productivity and others have seen productivity limited.  It is important to understand the unique problems that have compounded poor performance management.A number of cases have succeeded against Employers…See More
Dec 22, 2020
A blog post by Jonathan Mamaril was featured

Getting A Second Job During COVID-19 – 3 Lessons For Employers

Is your employee getting a second job?Employees getting second jobs. As Employment Lawyers we have been asked to advise on this issue which has now come before the Fair Work Commission.In order to adjust to COVID-19, many employers have required employees to work reduced hours. Positions which have previously been full-time have been varied to part-time, or even casual. Some businesses are also still receiving Jobkeeper payments, allowing the employer to issue stand down directions.The reduced…See More
Dec 9, 2020
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

Getting A Second Job During COVID-19 – 3 Lessons For Employers

Is your employee getting a second job?Employees getting second jobs. As Employment Lawyers we have been asked to advise on this issue which has now come before the Fair Work Commission.In order to adjust to COVID-19, many employers have required employees to work reduced hours. Positions which have previously been full-time have been varied to part-time, or even casual. Some businesses are also still receiving Jobkeeper payments, allowing the employer to issue stand down directions.The reduced…See More
Dec 3, 2020

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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

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

Posted on February 26, 2021 at 8:00 0 Comments

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…

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

Posted on February 18, 2021 at 8:00 0 Comments

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…

Continue

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

Posted on February 15, 2021 at 1:00 0 Comments

A number of Employers now must consider the COVID-19 vaccination.  In a previous article “Can Australian Employers force an Employee to get…

Continue

What should employers do with “side-hustle” employees? 4 ways to defend the business

Posted on February 1, 2021 at 12:00 0 Comments

The phenomenon of employees taking on “side hustle” projects or secondary projects is nothing necessarily new.  The increase in secondary employment and multiple/diversified income streams has also been given a boost with the onset of COVID-19.

A number of Employers have taken to terminating the employment of employees due to secondary…

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