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Professional judgement and own calculations may not protect against claims of insufficient due diligence

21 February 2020 - Workplace Safety

With so much technology available to assist with calculations and decision-making, a recent court decision found that relying purely on professional judgment may not be sufficient to protect against claims of lack of due diligence.

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Annualised salaries – are they worth it?

20 February 2020 - Human Resources Law

Significant changes to the calculation and reconciliation of annualised salaries will commence from 1 March 2020 and these changes are onerous, meaning that employers paying annualised salaries need to take note.

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Optus hit with a $500K fine for SPAM marketing

11 February 2020 - Competition & Consumer Law, Dispute Resolution, General Commercial, Marketing & Advertising, Privacy, Technology

The Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) recently issued Optus with an infringement notice of $504,000 for multiple breaches of Australian spam laws. ACMA found that between June and December 2018, Optus had sent SMS and email marketing messages to customers who has previously unsubscribed to such communications, and sent commercial emails without including an… Read more »

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Festive Greetings and Office Closure Dates

4 December 2019 - Firm News, Other News

“It is the end of another year and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support of CIE Legal in 2019. As in previous years, rather than sending Christmas cards, we will be making a donation to the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Foundation to help give seriously ill children… Read more »

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Learning to be a mediator – a view from the starting line

2 December 2019 - Uncategorized

Partner Mark Waters reflects on the mediators course he attended in November.

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