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Commonwealth government insights April 2015

  • Russell Kennedy
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  • Australia
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  • April 1 2015

The Australian Privacy Commissioner has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Optus, following three significant privacy incidents where the

Queensland case highlights the need for careful use of employee count metrics in software licensing

  • Gadens Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • February 12 2015

The need for very careful wording in software licensing metrics, especially with an eye to future company mergers and acquisitions, was highlighted

Workplace view - October 2014

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • Australia
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  • October 9 2014

A Department of Correctional Services employee who used a co- worker’s login to send an email as a practical joke not only lost his job but was

General counsel update September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration

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