Employment Law

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,...