If you get your employment legals wrong, it could cost you thousands upon thousands. In this episode, Dr Jesse Green invites employment lawyer John Wilson to discuss some common mistakes employers make when taking on employees and more.
John Wilson is Canberra’s leading employment lawyer. He is the Managing Legal Director at Bradley Allen Love and has been a NSW Law Society accredited specialist in Industrial Relations and Employment Law for over a decade. In 2017, John became a member of the NSW Specialist Accreditation Employment and Industrial Law Advisory Committee.
For five consecutive years John has been named in the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyer list for his employment law expertise. He has acted in numerous precedent-setting cases, regularly advising individuals, local businesses and international companies in high-profile disputes. Such is John’s recognition as the ‘expert’s expert’ that many of his clients are referred by lawyers at other firms.
John is a thought leader in the workplace relations space. He is a prolific author, writing for The Canberra Times, The Mandarin, Ethos: Journal of the ACT Law Society, the NSW Law Society Journal, HR Monthly and the Australian Financial Review alongside appearances on ABC Radio National and 3AW. John chairs the ACT Law Society’s industrial relations committee, and formerly lectured on employment law at the University of Canberra.
In this episode, they discuss:
3:00 The one thing most business owners get wrong when it comes to employment law
4:43 A three point system for general business employment related issues
5:45 How to start setting expected behaviour from your staff
8:55 Enterprise agreements vs individual contracts
16:03 What constitutes “ordinary hours”
23:15 Employees vs independent contractors
34:30 Who owns the “goodwill” in a business