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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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IMPORTANT: Stop obsessing over things you cannot control

Clerkship season is upon us and naturally students are coming out with queries about what WAM/GPA they need to avoid their application being culled by the firms who run clerkships. This is a fair enough question but it is futile and needs to stop. Let me explain why.  (more…)