August 22, 2018
It is a well-known fact that while employees can be an employer’s greatest asset, they can also be an employer’s biggest potential threat. Employees often need to be privy to a volley of their employer’s confidential and proprietary information to effectively execute their responsibilities. The best way an employer can protect itself from an employee using such information after the employment relationship ends, is to enter into post-employment restraints with the employee.
June 13, 2018
From 1 July 2018, the parental leave entitlement to government-funded parental leave payments for eligible employees will be extended.
March 28, 2018
The Government will increase the minimum wage by 75 cents to $16.50 per hour on 1 April 2018.
February 12, 2018
A law has recently been passed allowing local councils to decide whether shops in their district can open on Easter Sunday or not. As part of the changes, the new law has prescribed specific processes which must be followed (by both parties) if an employer wants its shop employees to work on Easter Sunday.
November 17, 2016
With the rise of social media and online communications, the ability to cause harm to a person’s reputation via digital communications has risen dramatically. The civil enforcement provisions of the recently enacted Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 (“HDCA”), which come into force on 21 November 2016, provide an efficient and economical alternative to engaging in expensive and lengthy defamation proceedings for damage to reputation.