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Is it possible to terminate an employee for making derogatory comments about work colleagues on social media?

Practice Areas: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, Harassment, Workplace Privacy, Unfair Dismissal

If you wish to terminate an employee for making derogatory comments on social media you need to be aware of a recent decision in Fair Work Australia where...

What happens if I sell my/buy a small business that includes a customer database?

Practice Areas: Business & Commercial Law, Workplace Privacy, Intellectual Property, IT

A business which sells its assets, including personal information held in the customer database, is trading in personal information and will have to comply...

Can I monitor my employees email?

Practice Areas: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, Workplace Privacy, Privacy & Surveillance

As of October 2005, the New South Wales Workplace Surveillance Act 2005 came into force. Under this Act, employers do not have unrestricted rights to monitor...

Can an Employer conduct random drug and alcohol testing?

Practice Areas: Business & Commercial Law, Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, Workplace Privacy, Privacy & Surveillance

The development and implementation of a clearly defined drugs and alcohol policy is a means of responsibly managing the workplace risks related to drug...

Can an Employer perform searches in the workplace?

Practice Areas: Business & Commercial Law, Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, Workplace Privacy, Privacy & Surveillance

An employer does not have an unfettered right to conduct searches in their workplace. If an employer suspects that an employee has stolen goods or property,...

Where do Employees source their rights to long service leave entitlements?

Practice Areas: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Discrimination, Workplace Privacy, Unfair Dismissal, Superannuation & Elder Law

There are a number of possible sources that may give an employee in New South Wales entitlement to long service leave payments. These sources do not provide...

Can an employer conduct pre-employment medical testing?

Practice Areas: Employment Law - Employer Perspective, Discrimination, Workplace Privacy, Privacy & Surveillance

Many employers use pre-employment testing as a legitimate part of their selection process. Employers must be vigilant if they choose to implement a policy...

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