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Will emailing a resume land you in legal trouble, rather than land you a job?

  We were recently asked whether or not sending a resume via email to a potential employer is permitted under the Australia Spam Act. As is the case with many things in law, the answer is ‘it depends’ and here’s why… If you are an individual seeking employment, and your electronic message states only facts [...]

Is Your Failure to Secure Digital Real Estate Leaving You Exposed?

The term digital real estate refers to the domain names, social media handles or other markers that stake out a space on the Internet as being yours. Digital real estate can take many forms, from a free service such as a Twitter account, to highly regulated and sometimes, costly domains. All digital real estate provides [...]

Google’s Message to Bloggers: Be transparent when reviewing free products

 Are you a blogger, who receives free products or services to review online? Then pay close attention because Google recently published a set of guidelines (Guidelines) for you to follow. Not sure if you are in Google’s sights? Here are just a few examples of the type of situations that are bound to capture Google’s [...]

Online Reviews – What You Need To Know

Online Reviews – What You Need To Know Almost every commercial interaction now comes with a request from the provider requesting a testimonial. Often these testimonials are published online across a variety of channels – from review websites such as TripAdvisor and Google to social media platforms. What many businesses and brands may not be [...]

To Return Or Not To Return: Retailers’ Rights and Responsibilities Under Australian Law

As Christmas fast approaches, issues surrounding returns and refunds arise with increasing frequency. At Pod Legal, we’ve noticed that the same questions keep arising among retailers: Can a retailer refuse to give a refund because the returned item is not in its original packaging? If a consumer decides to return a product merely because they [...]

Will Your Website Put You In Legal Hot Water? There’s A Quick, Easy Way To Find Out.

The Internet juggernaut has taken over and the stampede is on. New, online businesses are being created in high volume, and existing businesses are establishing online presences in numbers not thought possible only a decade ago. But, as is the case with all stampedes, there is bound to be a little chaos and some unintended [...]

4 Hot Tips for Using Periscope without breaking the Law

Do you like to incorporate exciting new tech, like video streaming Apps, into the media mix for your business? Then wait! You need to read this article first. Sharing video content in a live setting is no new phenomenon. For years, television and online broadcasters have provided viewers with access to live content, broadcast directly [...]

ACCC issues fines over “fresh Australian juice” that is in reality none of those things

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently issued fines to Supabarn Supermarkets Pty Ltd (Supabarn) and The Real Juice Company Pty Ltd (Real Juice) over false representations regarding Real Juice products sold at Supabarn. The regulator found various statements made in relation to private label apple juice and cranberry juice to be false, misleading [...]

Eggs, Hens, Honey And The Australian Consumer Law

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has recently pursued a number of businesses over misleading information regarding the origin of goods available for sale in Australian stores. Understanding the need to correctly label products is important for businesses operating in Australia, as Australians have proven a willingness to pay a premium for products that [...]

Disclosure Requirements for Bloggers and Internet Advertisers: A lesson from Australia Post

In the lead up to the Christmas just passed, Australia Post boosted its advertising by paying popular local Instagram users to promote Australia Post products. Unfortunately for the postal service, the Instagram “Influencers” it engaged failed to disclose the fact they were receiving payment for their posts. As a result, Australia Post now appears to [...]


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