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Screening Recruits on Facebook

If social media is a necessary workplace “evil”, then what lies beneath is the often practised, but rarely mentioned, custom of “Facebook stalking”. This involves reviewing the social media postings of potential job candidates, political candidates and, in some instances, relationship candidates. Employment & Industrial Relations Partner Belinda Hapgood of ClarkeKann Lawyers considers the employment law dynamics at play when

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Spam-A-Lot

While unwelcome emails advertising phoney products sent en masse are illegal, you may be surprised to learn that even a well intentioned marketing campaign can fall foul of the Spam Act (“Act”). A message does not necessarily have to be sent out in bulk to be considered spam. A single message may be considered spam if it was unsolicited. Corporate

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Bullet proofing your business – Thriving in the Asian Century

Save the date for the next instalment in the Bullet Proofing your Business seminar series. Focusing on Asian investment in Australia in 2015 and beyond, Clarkekann Lawyer’s first business seminar for the year will look at opportunities arising from the China/Australia Free Trade Agreement. Presenters include Corporate & Commercial Partner, John Toigo, who will share some insights gained from advising some

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Confidentiality Assured

Protecting your confidential information from ex-employees. Often it takes the departure of an influential employee to prompt an employer to review what safeguards are in place to protect their confidential information from misuse. As companies and employees embrace the use of social media as a business tool, employers need to be more vigilant and proactive in protecting their business edge.

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Bullet Proof Your Business – Free Consumer Law Presentation

We are please to announce to all our friends and followers that the next seminar in the ‘Bullet Proof You Business’ series has been scheduled for this coming November. This presentation will focus on Leasing essentials and consumer law traps for business owners. Property & Projects Partners, Bernard Tan (Sydney) and Steven Cardell (Brisbane), will explore the important issues that

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Failing to Register on the PPSR Could Prove Costly for APR Energy

Following on from our recent discussion on the Personal Properties Security Act (2009) an interesting case is unfolding in the Supreme Court of NSW. What follows is an extract from n article by Miles Anderson from ClarkeKann Lawyers. In February 2014, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (“ANZ”) appointed KordaMentha Pty Ltd (“KordaMentha”) as receivers and managers of the

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PPSA and the SME

So how does the Personal Properties Securities Act (2009) A affect the Small to Medium Enterprise? Receivables and credit risk Retention of Title provisions are no longer enough. Registration is now a must to achieve a similar level of protection. With a large number of customers this may be a time consuming process, but remember if there is little risk

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