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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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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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Dispelling the myths about dismissal for poor performance

Terminating employees for performance based issues can be difficult for employers to navigate at the best of times. An employer’s right to terminate because of poor performance has not been helped by a number of myths that have taken hold in this area. Take for example the “3 strikes and you’re out” rule which many employers follow believing it will protect

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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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