Athena Koelmeyer news

  • Hot-desking lands ATO in compensation case by Chloe Taylor

    The Australian Taxation Office has been involved in a long legal battle after an employee sustained injuries from changes made to her work station by casual employees.

  • Employee awarded $1.59 million in wrongful termination case by Chloe Taylor

    A national oil and gas company was ordered to pay over $1.5 million in compensation after it was ruled that its Board of Directors had wrongfully terminated an executive’s contract.

  • “Inappropriate” material: how far is too far? by Chloe Taylor

    Countless celebrities faced public humiliation recently as computer hackers leaked their private and very risqué photographs for the world to see. What can you do if your staff store "private selfies" on work computers?

  • Mixing work with pleasure: the fine line by

    Athena Koelmeyer outlines two recent cases that have underscored the grey area of whether an employer should attempt to intervene and give directions to employees about what they can and cannot do in their “private time”, whilst engaged in work-related travel.

  • Best practice guide to termination by Human Capital

    Dismissing employees can turn into an HR nightmare if the correct process isn't followed. Workplace Law managing director Athena Koelmeyer shares her best practice tips for successful terminations.

  • Executive fired for foot tattoo by Janie Smith

    Tattoos are becoming increasingly common, but for one company, an employee’s inked foot was a step too far.

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