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Employee tweets about the workplace after hours – what can you do?

28 August 2013 - Human Resources Law, Legal Updates

The evolving world of social media provides employees with multiple platforms to have a voice online. Unfortunately, this can include employees publishing opinions and other content that are potentially harmful to their employers and/or other staff. For this reason it is very important for all employers to have a social media policy in force to protect against reputational damage and to allow for taking appropriate action for breaches of the policy by employees.

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Restructures and redundancies – the perils of getting the process wrong

14 August 2013 - Human Resources Law, Legal Updates

Two recent decisions have emphasised the myriad of obligations an employer needs to consider in implementing a restructure process – and the potential consequences of getting it wrong.

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New Employment Conditions Recap

31 July 2013 - Human Resources Law, Legal Updates

With the new financial year under way, employers should be aware of the changes to minimum employment conditions that have recently commenced operation, or due to commence soon.

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Employment Restrains – Are they Binding?

16 July 2013 - Human Resources Law, Legal Updates

The Federal Court recently handed down a fine of $3.55 million to a franchisor, as well as individual fines to the directors and company officeholders, who were found to have engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct. The severity of these penalties highlights the importance of ensuring disclosure documents and franchise agreements are factually accurate and compliant with the Franchising Code of Conduct. Failure to comply can result in heavy penalties being imposed on both the franchisor and the individuals involved.

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New Bullying and Fair Work Act Changes become Law

28 June 2013 - Human Resources Law, Legal Updates

In a late sitting yesterday, the Senate passed the Fair Work Amendment Act 2013, approved by the Lower House earlier this month. This will result in a range of changes to the Fair Work Act.

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