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Can the dismissal of a worker constitute a breach of the good faith bargaining obligations?
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Australia
  • August 17 2016

The Fair Work Commission recently ordered the reinstatement of a shop steward on the basis that the employer's conduct in dismissing the shop steward


AFL “list management” - a polite term for age discrimination?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Australia
  • November 24 2015

As the Australian Football League 2016 pre-season approaches, there is a lot of talk in the media about "list management" by clubs. This generally


Smartphones and social media under the Workplace Surveillance Act (NSW) 2005
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • October 3 2013

Many employers supply their employees with smartphones to assist them to perform their role. It is only natural that an employer would want to use any


Third time unlucky for Linfox: Facebook dismissal still unfair
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • February 12 2014

The Federal Court has dismissed an application for judicial review of an October 2012 decision of a Full Bench of Fair Work Australia (FWA) (as it


Employees' Facebook posts out of work hours can put them out of work for good
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 19 2013

An employee's opinions can become a disciplinary matter if they can damage the employer's reputation or viability, or destroy the employer's


The high cost of sexual harassment
  • Carter Newell
  • Australia
  • April 28 2014

The recent Federal Court decision in Ewin v Vergara (No 3) 2013 FCA 1311 highlights how important it is for employers to have in place appropriate


Developments in defamation law - the year of the tweet
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • May 4 2016

During the last year, defamation law was dominated by emergent technologies, and in particular the continued explosion of new social media platforms


Even Matildas need childcare: An analysis of Garriock v Football Federation Australia
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • August 8 2016

As the Matildas chase gold at the Rio Olympics, we revisit a recent NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal decision rejecting a claim of indirect


Telecommunications, media and technology law update - April 2016
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia, OECD
  • May 10 2016

Key recent developments in the area of Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) law are summarised as follows. Copyright in Russian television


AFL Football Club fined $200,000
  • Logie-Smith Lanyon Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 4 2016

The Essendon Football Club was fined $200,000 in January this year, by the Victorian Magistrates Court, for risking its player’s health and failing