Employment Law

Employers can become frustrated from time to time. However, they should be careful when making decisions and communicating them to employees. Statements made about an employee privately between senior management can be inadvertently brought to light in litigation if, for example, an employee brings an...

Many employers try and prevent former employees from joining competitors by including non-competition and non-solicitation terms in their contract of employment.  From experience, employees sometimes believe that these restraints are anti-competitive and therefore unlawful.  However, this is not the case, and the facts and circumstances...

By Abraham Ash, Partner and Heloise Ormandy, Lawyer, Clayton Utz Disciplining and terminating employees for inappropriate use of social media is unfortunately a "hot topic" for businesses. The divide between "work life" and "private life" has become increasingly blurred, in large part due to the...

Family and Domestic Violence is a community issue that is rightly having ripple effects through all parts of Australian society. The workplace is no exception. Back in 2007, most employees thought their organisation should be doing something about the issue, whereas most employers thought they...

By Frédéric Parisien - employmentlawtoday.com Quebec workers' compensation board finds employee Facebook postings can be used by employers as evidence if the information is obtained honestly and fairly. Can employers use information from their employees’ Facebook pages in managing the employment relationship? Not an age-old question, but...

By Jeff Russell - GeniusHR The rise of freelance, independent workers and contractors will require businesses to think more broadly about the application and enforcement of workplace policies, regardless of their workers’ actual employment status. A recent study conducted by Intuit (makers of Quicken and Quickbooks) predicted...

By Carlyn Kolker - hrreporter.com A wave of new legislation limits employers fromasking employees and job applicants for their Facebook and other social mediapasswords. But lawyers caution that the laws, which vary by state, may havepitfalls and unintended consequences. Seven states — Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon,...