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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


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


Misusing social media where can employers draw the line?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • January 15 2014

The Full Federal Court has handed down its decision in Linfox Australia Pty Ltd v Fair Work Commission. The Full Court upheld the decision of the


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


The world wide web of laws entangling social media
  • Hunt & Hunt
  • Australia
  • November 2 2011

The nature of communication and the interaction between people is drastically evolving


Social media and confidentiality clauses - how a daughter’s post cost her family $80,000
  • Coleman Greig Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 24 2014

Many of my prior blogs and articles have been about the importance of checking your posts or tweets before sending them out into the world wide web


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 (TMT) Law Update - Volume 10
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • February 9 2017

On 9 December 2016, the Full Court of the Federal Court overturned a number of findings by a primary judge in relation to a technology supply


Schoolboy ordered to pay $105,000 damages for defamatory tweets - how to ensure that you or your staff aren’t next
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • March 7 2014

Recent judgments of Australian and UK courts have shown that anyone from school leavers to media veterans can fall foul of defamation laws if they are


What should I include in my social media policy?
  • Coleman Greig Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 7 2014

Businesses are increasingly aware of the importance of social media policies in relation to employees' conduct online. However, a social media policy