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LinkedIn or “LockedOut”? Policies and restraints on employee use of Social Media

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By Mark Cox, Director and Lauren Wright, Lawyer 

LinkedIn is one example of how new technologies and social media “disruptors” are intercepting with the workplace in ways that challenge our traditional notions of employment rights and obligations.

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The devil is in the detail: Devil Dog Pty Ltd v Cook [2017] WASC 27

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By Ruth Collins, Lawyer 

In the recent decision of Devil Dog Pty Ltd v Cook [2017] WASC 27, the Supreme Court of Western Australia granted an interim injunction to prevent a former employee from competing with his former employer’s business. The decision is a timely reminder on the importance of carefully drafting and considering restraint of trade clauses in commercial agreements.

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