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A game of snakes and ladders: restraints of trade and ladder clauses

16 Jul , 2018 Articles

A game of snakes and ladders: restraints of trade and ladder clauses

Ladder clauses have become an essential part of restraint of trade clauses in Australia. However, significant policy concerns with the use of these clauses bring into question their continued acceptance, particularly in contracts for employment. Recent decisions concerning restraints of trade and ladder clauses suggest that the courts’ patience with clauses of this kind may […]

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Compulsory Vaccinations in the Workplace

17 May , 2018 Articles

Compulsory Vaccinations in the Workplace

Vaccinations Click here to listen to our podcast on Vaccinations and Drug Testing News flash: In April 2018, the Federal Government released a statement to requiring all aged care employer to provide for compulsory flu vaccinations.  Stay tuned for the HR Breakfast Club analysis of this statement. The following article was written in December 2017. With […]

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A False Positive: Employment Reference Checking

27 Aug , 2017 Articles

A False Positive: Employment Reference Checking

The humble employment reference is an indispensable part of recruitment, but HR managers should be aware of risks. While the vast majority of employers take the provision of reference checking seriously and provide fair and beneficial documents, a misleading or erroneous reference can be costly. A candidate may require more training than their reference suggests, […]

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Dirty washing on the line: Nasty employment disputes

27 Jul , 2017 Articles

Dirty washing on the line: Nasty employment disputes

Nasty employment disputes can generate bad publicity. How can HR help protect the organisation? Newspaper readers love scandal, and employment disputes can be particularly scandalous. As the widely- publicised litigation between Channel Seven and Amber Harrison demonstrates, the airing of workplace grievances in open court can be damaging to all. Unfortunately for media-shy employers, the […]

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