Incorporation of Policies into Employment Contracts

Employee policies often called an employee manual, is a document given to the employees which outlines your company’s policies, culture and expectation of behaviour and work. Employee policies commonly include a code of conduct, health and safety, hours of work, leave provisions, redundancy, training and development and termination policies.

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Tori Cox
Do employees owe fiduciary duties to their employer?

Just as employers owe fiduciary duties to their employees’, employees owe fiduciary duties to their employer. These include the duty of loyalty and the duty not to profit. The recent High Court case, Ancient Order of Foresters in Victoria Friendly Society Ltd v Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society Ltd, also recognised that a third party who knowingly assists in a breach of fiduciary duty between an employee and employer, has too, committed an equitable wrong.

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Roxanne Hart