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Labour hire and redundancy – what are your obligations?

22 September 2015 - Human Resources Law, Legal Updates

In a decision that sheds light on labour hire employers’ redundancy obligations in circumstances of ‘ordinary and customary turnover of labour’, the Fair Work Commission has dismissed a labour hire company’s attempt to circumvent its severance obligations.

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‘Not guilty’ finding for company “officer” charged under harmonised WHS laws

8 September 2015 - Legal Updates, Workplace Safety

A project manager under the harmonised Work Health and Safety Act has escaped a conviction after the Court found he lacked the requisite authority. While the harmonised legislation does not apply in Victoria, this case provides an illustrative example for company directors as to what the Courts may look for in determining if they are personally liable.

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Is Your Business Protected From Copycats?

14 August 2015 - Intellectual Property, Legal Updates

The Federal Court recently handed down a fine of $3.55 million to a franchisor, as well as individual fines to the directors and company officeholders, who were found to have engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct. The severity of these penalties highlights the importance of ensuring disclosure documents and franchise agreements are factually accurate and compliant with the Franchising Code of Conduct. Failure to comply can result in heavy penalties being imposed on both the franchisor and the individuals involved.

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Third Line Forcing

21 July 2015 - Competition & Consumer Law, Legal Updates

The Federal Court recently handed down a fine of $3.55 million to a franchisor, as well as individual fines to the directors and company officeholders, who were found to have engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct. The severity of these penalties highlights the importance of ensuring disclosure documents and franchise agreements are factually accurate and compliant with the Franchising Code of Conduct. Failure to comply can result in heavy penalties being imposed on both the franchisor and the individuals involved.

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Decisions, decisions…

30 June 2015 - Estate & Succession Planning, Legal Updates

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to select who can make decisions for you. Having appropriate Powers of Attorney in place gives you control over who can make decisions for you when you are not able to make decisions for yourself. They are essential documents to be considered as part… Read more »

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