Court refuses search order in on-hire restraint of trade dispute

The WA Supreme Court has refused to grant an on-hire company leave to search a former employee's house in an ongoing restraint of trade dispute. read more

Pre-employment negotiations vital but legal risks abound

Pre-employment negotiations carry misrepresentation risks, but with the right approach employers can minimise them, says employment lawyer Fay Calderone. read more

CareerOne posts smaller loss; Call to ban restrictions on on-hire use; plus more

  • CareerOne shrinks losses
  • Ban labour hire restrictions in enterprise negotiations
  • Council calls for labour hire tenders
  • Anything but "modest" minimum wage rise will hinder jobs growth
  • Offshore visa legal loophole ruled invalid read more

Three cases highlight restraint of trade must-haves

Three recent legal disputes about employee restraints contain important lessons for recruitment leaders keen to protect their business interests, according to a lawyer. read more

Ban restraint clauses to stop employers 'bullying' ex-staff: lawyer

Restraint of trade clauses are a "blunt instrument" that stifle competition and should be banned in Australia, a Sydney law firm has told the Productivity Commission's workplace relations review. read more

Senior hires at Ashdown, Ethos; Skilled hiring falls for fourth month; plus more

  • Ashdown adds commercial manager
  • Ethos hires accounting and finance practice leader
  • Skilled hiring continues to soften
  • Recruiter operating side business hit with damages bill
  • IT hiring intentions up
  • ITCRA broadens webinar program read more

Are your recruiters' employment contracts past their use-by date?

Out-of-date employment contracts are putting recruitment companies' client relationships at risk, warns employment law specialist Peter Wright. read more

Former employee banned from client contact despite lack of restraint clause

A company has temporarily restrained a former employee from approaching its clients, despite lacking a contractual restraint, in a must-read decision for all recruiters. read more

Rec-to-rec market 'tightest in 10 years'

An improving economy has propelled the recruitment industry back into hiring mode, but with fewer consultants flowing from the UK and local recruiters sticking with their increasingly fertile desks, the market is tight, say rec-to-recs. read more

Who owns recruiters' LinkedIn contacts?

A recruitment company's upcoming NSW Supreme Court case should help clarify the legally ambiguous issue of LinkedIn contact ownership, but in the meantime businesses must take action to protect themselves from similar disputes, says a workplace lawyer. read more

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