Athena Koelmeyer news

  • 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.

  • Self-destructing text messages: HR friend or foe? by Janie Smith

    It sounds like something out of a spy movie but self-destructing text messages are now a reality thanks to a new app. Should HR be wary of this new technology or embrace it?

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