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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


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


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 in the court room
  • Coleman Greig Lawyers
  • Australia
  • May 27 2014

Given the popularity of social media in the lives of the young and old - at both a professional and personal level, it's not surprising that the


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