Workplace View

    View Authors August 2017

    Welcome to the August edition of Workplace View.

    • Our lead article takes a look at a recent case that strengthens the position of employees in respect to restraint of trade clauses when the employees exit has not gone entirely "to plan".
    • In our Did You Know? section, we consider a recent case where unlawfully obtained surveillance evidence of an employee was highlighted as constituting a breach of the NSW Workplace Video Surveillance Act 1998 – a reminder that surveillance evidence is not always admissible and employers should consider the requirements of the relevant state surveillance Act before relying on such evidence.
    • In our Employer Reminder, we highlight a recent case that brings on a timely and important reminder to employers that rely on seasonal workers to ensure new employment contracts are properly drafted and provided upon the start of each season.
    • In our Legislation Update, we look at the status of recent employment related legislation moving through Parliament.
    • In our Meet the Team this week, we introduce Renae Harg, a new Associate in our Australian Labour and Employment team.
    • Don't forget to give our monthly quiz a try to win yourself a AU$50 David Jones Gift Voucher!
    • Our Events Update provides details of our next Labour & Employment Webinar Series, to be presented online on 27 September 2017 at 4 p.m. AWST/6 p.m. AEST, covering on the topic "Key Labour and Employment Issues Affecting Australian Employers".

    We hope you enjoy the August edition of Workplace View.