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Avoiding common pitfalls when investigating abuse
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • November 22 2016

Abuse allegations are highly emotional and challenging for consumers, their families, carers and anyone else involved. Elder abuse can take many


Beware residents bearing gifts: where is the line for aged care providers?
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • November 17 2016

Laws for aged care workers receiving gifts from residents are not clear cut, and a recent incident shows aged care providers need to think hard about


How will the evolution of Australian privacy law affect employers?
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 23 2014

The recent significant changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act), which have impacted most private sector entities, have resulted in many


Workplace investigations - get it right or pay the price
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 20 2013

Recent cases in the Federal Court of Australia and the Fair Work Commission highlight the importance for employers who are seeking to terminate the


Implied terms in employment contracts
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • September 10 2014

For years Australian courts and tribunals have tangoed with and side-stepped around the sticky issue of whether Australian law recognises an implied


Protecting your business with enforceable restraint clauses
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • November 23 2010

Two recent New South Wales Court of Appeal decisions suggest that employers can rely on well-drafted restraint clauses to prevent former employees from soliciting clients and competing against them


Directors beware - significant award of penalties pierces corporate veil
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 18 2016

A recent decision of the Federal Circuit Court imposed significant penalties on two companies, as well as their sole director, as a result of


Cracking down on Work Health and Safety - fines imposed on officers
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • October 22 2013

The recent South Australian Magistrates Court (Court) case of Hillman v Ferro Con (SA) Pty Ltd (Hillman case) and WorkSafe Western Australia's


Restraints in labour hire agreements
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • November 10 2011

Two decisions by the Federal Court earlier this year confirm the ability of labour-hire and outsource provider companies to protect revenue streams by relying on non-solicitation restraints to prevent contractors from dealing directly with clients


Resident assault in the aged care sector: making sure the punishment fits the crime
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • August 2 2016

The Department of Health has reported that the number of assaults against aged care residents has increased by 10 within one year. With the number