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It’s Time To Review Your Privacy Policy

Trust in cyberspace has never been lower. Amidst the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica scandal, the recent Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme and the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation, users have a newfound scepticism towards volunteering personal information while companies face intense scrutiny as to how that information is used. The Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) as documented in the Privacy Act outline [...]

2018-04-19T22:47:50+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Business Advice|0 Comments

Will your ‘zero-tolerance policy’ withstand the scrutiny of the Fair Work Commission?

A behaviour that is perfectly acceptable in one workplace may be cause for summary dismissal in another. Take the use of a mobile phone - it’s expected of an office worker, but it is typically forbidden in the context of a food production line. The rulebook was crystal clear in the case of the Fresh [...]

2018-04-16T21:55:01+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Business Advice, Compliance, employees, Employment Law|0 Comments

Employee claims $1.8M from boss, ‘Mr Stinky’, for farting – The Law of Workplace Bullying

I was sceptical when an article with a similar headline and a suspicious publication date (April 1st) pedalled its way through social media. In response, I did precisely what one would expect of a mature, inquisitive lawyer- I conducted a search of the Australasian Legal Information Institute, keyword: fart. My search returned a surprising number [...]

Who Owns the Business Name – A Lesson for Business

The art deco doors of the Paragon café remained open throughout two world wars, three transfers of business and multiple financial crises. Now, despite purchase offers in multiples of the owner's asking price, the business's 102 years of operation is set for a tragic end. What/who could be responsible for the death of such a [...]