Workers Compensation from an Employer’s Point of View

Workers Compensation from an Employer’s Point of View

Workers compensation and the requirements of you the employer An employer cannot dismiss an employee because of an injury or disability arising from work. Your worker has an obligation to notify you of the injury as soon as it happens, and you as the employer are...
Are Restraints of Trade Really Enforceable?

Are Restraints of Trade Really Enforceable?

What are restraints of trade? Restraints of trade are often incorporated in employment contracts to protect the employer in various ways. The most common types of employment restraints include: Non –disclosure clauses which protects the confidential information of an...
Code Of Conduct And An IT Policy Are Important For Business

Code Of Conduct And An IT Policy Are Important For Business

A recent Fair Work Commission decision involving an unfair dismissal application highlighted the importance of a company having a Code of Conduct and an IT policy. Senior Deputy President Hamberger determined that an employer was justified in dismissing a long serving...
Protecting Intellectual Property: A Step-By-Step Guide

Protecting Intellectual Property: A Step-By-Step Guide

This is a guide for employers who want to protect their intellectual property and confidential information by enforcing the restraint clauses in their employees’ contracts. 1. Get legal advice. This may be obvious, however what I mean is get legal advice on the...
When Employees Go Rogue: How To Protect Your Reputation

When Employees Go Rogue: How To Protect Your Reputation

In order to protect your reputation in today’s world of technology and social media, it is important to create a culture within your organisation that encourages employees to raise their grievances in-house without fear of reprimand and without reverting to social...