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Health law bulletin May 2014

  • Holman Webb
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  • Australia
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  • May 16 2014

Australian privacy rights are regulated by Commonwealth State and Territory legislation and the laws protecting Confidential information under the

Use it or lose it: failure to promote and police it policy compliance may lead to unfair dismissals

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • September 30 2013

When was the last time your company actively advertised its IT usage policies, or audited employee compliance? A recent Full Bench Appeal decision of

A summary of major developments in key areas

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, European Union, Indonesia, Myanmar, United Kingdom
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  • March 7 2013

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and institutional bodies have published the following guidance in relation to corporate governance and

Supreme Court of New South Wales finds that a company’s employees were induced to breach their employment contracts by a competitor in Wilson HTM Investment Group Limited & Ors v Pagliaro & Ors

  • Gilbert + Tobin
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  • Australia
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  • October 25 2012

Employers should avoid seeking detailed revenue, remuneration or commission information from prospective employees and should assume such employees are contractually restrained from disclosing it

Summary dismissals to be handled with care

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • Australia
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  • July 27 2012

In a recent X-rated tale a summary termination was found to constitute unfair dismissal, even where an employee's misuse of electronic communication provided a sufficient reason for termination

Court finds company, directors misled foreign IT job seekers

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • February 1 2010

The Australian Federal Court has declared that Zanok Technologies Pty Ltd (Zanok) had engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct by making false representations to foreign IT job seekers on a number of websites offering various IT job positions, including MyCareer, Seek and Gumtree

Privacy failures cost employers

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • July 9 2009

Two recent decisions of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission have resulted in significant levels of compensation paid to former employees in circumstances where matters of the employees’ privacy were central to the question of fairness during the dismissal process