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Why Your Workplace Needs a Social Media Policy

Australia - November 25 2016 What an employee says and does on social media, including outside work time, can have an adverse effect on the business they work for or the

Insights to General Protection Claims in the Fair Work Commission

Australia - December 19 2016 The Fair Work Commission has for the first time published data on the outcomes of general protection applications involving dismissal. One of the

Employer hotel fined for caretaker sexually assaulting young employee

Australia - January 23 2017 A female hotel employee in Queensland has been awarded $313,000 in damages for sexual harassment and assault she was subjected to in her bed by the

Disciplining Employee Out of Hours Behaviour: A Blurred Line

Australia - June 17 2016 Not so long ago, there was a clear line between work and play - between conduct at work and employees' private lives, with the latter being none of

High Court Holds Third-Party Contacting Arrangements Sham

Australia - December 31 2015 Quest South Perth Holdings Pty Ltd (“Quest”) purported to enter into a triangular contracting arrangement with third party labour hire business

The devil is in the detail: Devil Dog Pty Ltd v Cook 2017 WASC 27 - MDC Legal

Australia - March 27 2017 In the recent decision of Devil Dog Pty Ltd v Cook 2017 WASC 27, the Supreme Court of Western Australia granted an interim injunction to prevent a

Restructuring Your Workplace? Why You’ll Need an Employment Lawyer

Australia - March 13 2017 Current economic conditions and industrial changes in Western Australia are putting a lot of strain on the viability of businesses. In order to

Employer hotel fined for caretaker sexually assaulting young employee

Australia - January 23 2017 A female hotel employee in Queensland has been awarded $313,000 in damages for sexual harassment and assault she was subjected to in her bed by the

What Exactly Is Unfair Dismissal?

Australia - January 11 2017 Unfair dismissal occurs when an employee’s dismissal from employment is harsh, unjust or unreasonable. Those who are unfairly dismissed may be

Protecting Your Business Interests

Australia - December 29 2016 Employees are spending less and less time working in the same organisation. As employees move around different organisations in the same industry