Associate (Admitted in Venezuela but not in Australia)
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Norah Chafardet is an employment and labour lawyer (admitted in Venezuela but not in Australia) based in Sydney.
Since 2004, Norah has specialised in employment law and work health and safety. Prior to joining the Sydney office in 2017, Norah was a Senior Associate for more than 10 years in the Employment and Labour team in our Venezuela office, where she acted as an experienced litigator and adviser with a background in employment and labour law.
Norah has experience in employment and complimentary experience in work, health and safety.
- Diploma in Law - Legal Profession Admission Board in conjunction with the Law Extension Committee of the University of Sydney, Australia (2016 – 2019 - academic exemptions obtained). Soon to be admitted as an Australian lawyer before the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
- Diploma in Corporate Law - Metropolitan University Caracas, Venezuela (2005)
- Bachelor of Laws (Hons) - Andres Bello Catholic University, Caracas (2002)
- Lawyer, qualified in Venezuela (Miranda State) 2002
- Drafting and updating whistleblowing policies to make them compliant with the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019 (WP Act). Prepared and conducted training presentations about the new whistleblowing regime.
- Assisted employers in drafting policies about management performance, complaint resolution procedure, parental leave, sexual harassment and workplace bullying.
- Conducted due diligence reviews of employment law liabilities in relation to corporate acquisitions, which included advising on whether companies were complying with regulations relating to workplace safety, employee benefits, common law employment agreements and modern awards.
- Provided guidance to employers in relation to legal obligations regarding unfair dismissal laws and redundancy process.
- Provided advice to employers in relation to adverse action claims.
- Drafted senior executive and management employment agreements.
- Provided advice to employers in relation to legal obligations regarding independent contractors and provisions of sham contracting arrangements.
- Prepared and conducted trainings to prevent and manage workplace bullying and sexual harassment.
- Prepared and conducted presentations about duties under the model Work, Health and Safety laws, as well as incident response obligations.
- Merit of Honour (First Class), Miranda State Bar Association, 2012 (Caracas, Venezuela)
- "Absence of work-wages bargain crucial for Fair Work Commission in concluding that an Uber driver was not an employee" (2018), globalworkplaceinsider.com
- "Model term for family friendly working arrangements to be included in Modern Award" (2018), globalworkplaceinsider.com
- "New laws in force to prevent "sharp corporate practices" of employers in avoiding payment of employee entitlements" (2019), globalworkplaceinsider.com
- "Temporary-variations-to-the-hospitality-and-clerks-modern-awards-in-response-to-the-covid-19-pandemic" (2020), globalworkplaceinsider.com
- "Can injuries sustained working from home, including death, be considered to have occurred in the course of employment?" (2020), globalworkplaceinsider.com
- "Amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth): Workplace flexibility for JobKeeper employers in response to COVID-19 pandemic" (2020), globalworkplaceinsider.com
Publication | September 18, 2020
Publication | September 11, 2020
Publication | July 20, 2020
Publication | May 22, 2020