Jonathan Mamaril
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What is reasonable management action? It does not need to be perfect

The rise of workplace bullying, unfair dismissal and general protections claims in the Fair Work Commission is not surprising considering the current economic and business climate. Managers and supervisors gaining an understanding of what is reasonable management action done in a reasonable way must be learned and trained – organisations and employers need to seriously…See More
Thursday
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

What is reasonable management action? It does not need to be perfect

The rise of workplace bullying, unfair dismissal and general protections claims in the Fair Work Commission is not surprising considering the current economic and business climate. Managers and supervisors gaining an understanding of what is reasonable management action done in a reasonable way must be learned and trained – organisations and employers need to seriously…See More
Monday
A blog post by Jonathan Mamaril was featured

COVID-19 policy can protect an employer from an unfair dismissal claim – 2 burning questions to answer

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a number of changes in the workplace and as a result, the Fair Work Commission has seen a major spike in unfair dismissal and general protections claims.  Minimising health and safety risks through policy development around exposure to COVID-19 is near the top of many lists for human resources, in particular in the Health and NDIS related…See More
May 13
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

COVID-19 policy can protect an employer from an unfair dismissal claim – 2 burning questions to answer

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a number of changes in the workplace and as a result, the Fair Work Commission has seen a major spike in unfair dismissal and general protections claims.  Minimising health and safety risks through policy development around exposure to COVID-19 is near the top of many lists for human resources, in particular in the Health and NDIS related…See More
May 11
2 blog posts by Jonathan Mamaril were featured
May 6
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May 4
A blog post by Jonathan Mamaril was featured
Apr 29
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post
Apr 29
A blog post by Jonathan Mamaril was featured

A change in casual employment post-COVID-19: 3 major changes all employers need to know

Casual Employment has been a flexible and commercial way to utilise a workforce in particular in industries where there is project work or there are natural ebbs and flows. The recent WorkPac cases of …See More
Apr 22
Jonathan Mamaril posted a blog post

A change in casual employment post-COVID-19: 3 major changes all employers need to know

Casual Employment has been a flexible and commercial way to utilise a workforce in particular in industries where there is project work or there are natural ebbs and flows. The recent WorkPac cases of …See More
Apr 20
2 blog posts by Jonathan Mamaril were featured
Apr 15
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
Apr 15
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,…"
Apr 12
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
Apr 12
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

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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

What is reasonable management action? It does not need to be perfect

Posted on June 15, 2021 at 10:30 0 Comments



The rise of workplace bullying, unfair dismissal and general protections claims in the Fair Work Commission is not surprising considering the current economic and business climate. Managers and supervisors gaining an understanding of what is reasonable management action done in a reasonable way must be learned and trained – organisations…

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COVID-19 policy can protect an employer from an unfair dismissal claim – 2 burning questions to answer

Posted on May 11, 2021 at 8:00 0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a number of changes in the workplace and as a result, the Fair Work Commission has seen a major spike in unfair dismissal and general protections claims.  Minimising health and safety risks through policy development around exposure to COVID-19 is near the top of many lists for human resources, in particular in the…

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Employer lawyers 4 tips to deal with a general protections claim

Posted on May 4, 2021 at 8:00 0 Comments

A general protections claim is one application an Employer does not want to receive.  Ask any employer lawyer, human resources manager or employee relations specialist and when it comes to employment law – a general protections claim are difficult to traverse.  In previous articles we have wrote about:…

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Personal liability of directors: 4 underpayment of wages cases

Posted on May 3, 2021 at 9:00 0 Comments

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…

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