employment law

Looking ahead: the future of facebook likes in defamation claims

Recently, the Supreme Court of New South Wales handed down a decision on a case which examined whether “liking” a post on Facebook could make out the elements of defamation.

The case is a caution to all who use social media. (more…)

The murky world of e-contracts

Almost a year ago I wrote about e-signatures. Now e-contracts are on the rise, with some law firms jumping on board. But in an employment and contract law context, nothing has really been advanced or become the norm (yet!) Let’s examine the implications of having electronic employment contracts.

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Daily caffeine buzz: Can a director be an employee?

A recent case out of Melbourne raises a new question of whether a director of a company, who works at said company, is an employee for the purposes of accessing Fair Work provisions, specifically an unfair dismissal remedy.

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