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General Counsel Update - November 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • November 24 2016

The outcome of the June 2016 Brexit referendum raised many significant questions of concern to business. We began our Brexit analysis 18 months before


What if your employee refuses to sign the social media policy?
  • Coleman Greig Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 8 2014

The above question was answered in the case of Malcolm Pearson v Linfox Australia Pty Ltd 2014 FWC 446. In that case, over a period just short of


Social media misuse: who is liable under discrimination law?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 5 2011

If an employer does decide to give its employees access to social media it is important to manage expectations and behaviours by setting out and communicating clear boundaries and conditions of use


There's no 10 in '11 for Warburton
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • September 6 2011

In Seven Network v Warburton the New South Wales Supreme Court recently upheld a restraint of trade that had the effect of delaying a leading television executive's plans to move from Channel Seven to competing network Channel Ten


Absent social media policy stings transport giant
  • Madgwicks
  • Australia
  • October 17 2012

The Full Bench of Fair Work Australia has recently dismissed an appeal by an employer (Linfox) against a decision to reinstate an employee who the Tribunal found to have been unfairly dismissed for what Linfox deemed to be inappropriate social media use


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


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


Social media in the workplace the good and the bad
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Australia
  • February 13 2014

With the exponential growth in the world of social media, it is important that employers are well versed as to the impact it can have on recruitment


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


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