On 6 September 2017, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against one of Australia’s largest privately-owned waste management companies, JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd. This case is … Continued
On 4 September 2017, the Government secured the necessary support in the Senate to pass the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 (the Bill). The new legislation will commence operation after it receives Royal Assent. Crucially … Continued
The Supreme Court of Victoria has upheld the validity of a four year non-compete restraint in the context of a business sale agreement¹  Southern Cross Computer Systems Pty Ltd v Palmer (No 2)  … Continued
A recent decision¹ of the Court of Appeal in Victoria serves as a reminder that: changes to an employee’s bonus arrangements or responsibilities can amount to a repudiation of their employment contract an employer cannot … Continued
Following the second reading of the Long Service Leave Bill 2017 (Vic) (LSL Bill) on 24 August 2017, long service leave in Victoria is set to become more flexible and easier to access for employees. … Continued
In June 2016, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) brought proceedings in the Federal Court against Medibank Private Limited (Medibank) alleging it contravened the Australian Consumer Law by engaging in misleading conduct, making false … Continued
Conflicts of interest of company directors are generally regarded as inconsistent with good corporate governance. They leave the company and the directors exposed to claims of breach of duty and oppression of shareholders. In the … Continued
Key Points: The discretion of the Bankruptcy Court to ‘go behind’ a judgment debt is not limited to only where there has been suggestion of fraud, collusion or a miscarriage of justice. Merger of a … Continued
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