New Workplace Bullying Laws: For Employers

By Wisewould Mahony
March 23, 2015

New anti-bullying laws from 1 January 2014
The Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) new bullying jurisdiction and anti-bullying laws commenced operation on 1 January 2014 and forms part of the Fair Work Amendment Act 2013 (Cth) giving “workers” the right to apply to the FWC for an Order to stop bullying at work from continuing.

How enforceable restraints protect your business

By Wisewould Mahony
March 23, 2015

Restraint of trade clauses are often used by employers to prevent former employees competing against them and soliciting their clients.
A well drafted restraint ensures that an employer’s hard earned goodwill is protected once the employment relationship comes to an end. On the other hand, a poorly drafted restraint is likely to be held unenforceable and is basically worthless to an employer.