Monitoring Employee Communications

Thursday, January 28, 2016 | Published by

A recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights (“the ECHR”), Bogdan-Mihai Bărbulescu c. Romania (“Bărbulescu”), serves as an important reminder to employers of the extent to which they may monitor their employees’ private life and communications. Background Bogdan-Mihai Bărbulescu was employed as an engineer in charge of sales at a private company (“the […]

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Mussels, Frites, Bruges and Beer

Friday, January 8, 2016 | Published by

Mussels, frites, Bruges and beer. Whilst this is certainly not all that Australians know about Belgium, these four things featured prominently in discussions with colleagues and friends about my then upcoming secondment to Brussels. Perhaps this is unsurprising given that in some circles moules-frites (or moules et frites in French) is considered Belgium’s national dish, […]

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