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Couple sue employer for psychiatric injury caused by contents of novel
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • May 5 2015

In this alert, Senior Associate Anna Hendry and Solicitor Abbey Wilkinson discuss a recent decision from the Queensland District Court involving a

“Maybe I shouldn’t have tweeted that!” social media misuse in the workplace
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • May 1 2015

This week, public broadcaster SBS dismissed soccer reporter Scott McIntyre following his posting, late on Anzac Day, of 'tweets' considered to be

Scott Mcintyre, SBS and 60,000 dead soldiers
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 29 2015

SBS presenter Scott McIntyre was sacked for breaching the SBS social media policy, over a series of incendiary tweets he issued late on ANZAC Day in

Dispute resolution in sport
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 28 2015

The establishment of clear and effective policies and procedures is a particularly important aspect of good governance and management in sporting

Australia: Perth Glory suspended, fined and going to Supreme Court
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • April 13 2015

Perth Glory have been fined $269,000 and ejected from the finals series of the A-League after being found guilty of salary cap breaches. The breaches

Internships and work experience placements: company fined for ‘exploitative’ arrangement
  • Carter Newell
  • Australia
  • February 28 2015

The Federal Circuit Court recently imposed a fine of $24,000 against a media company which failed to pay wages to two interns who performed work for

Workplace view - October 2014
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Australia
  • 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

Workplace defamation a WHS concern
  • Holman Webb
  • Australia
  • September 23 2014

A recent SA District Court defamation case has raised some interesting OHS concerns (Tassone v Kirkham). Both Mr Tassone and Mr Kirkham were prison

Social media use away from work how misuse can impact working relationship
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Australia
  • August 25 2014

While more and more organisations are recognising the advantages of encouraging employees to use social media at work, it is the misuse o social

Oracle damages: What are an employee’s hurt feelings worth on today’s market?
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • August 22 2014

Two recent decisions by the Federal Court of Australia indicate that courts are prepared to award successful plaintiffs tens of thousands of dollars