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uberX drivers: “taxi travel” and GST requirements

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The Federal Court has held that an individual operating as an uberX driver was supplying “taxi travel” and accordingly the individual was required to be registered for GST purposes.

20 February 2017

This decision reinforces the importance of carefully drafting post-employment restraint clauses so that they only protect the employer’s legitimate interests.

20 February 2017

NSW Industrial Relations Commission holds that employer was entitled to end flexible working arrangements despite them being in place for 8 years.

20 February 2017

Employers must ensure contracts reflect the true nature of an employee’s employment or they may be liable for payment and/or back payment of entitlements.

20 February 2017

A Victorian Court of Appeal decision the importance of keeping accurate records, such as meeting minutes, and of recording agreements in writing.

20 February 2017

Federal Circuit Court finds the ABL did not take adverse action against a former general manager when it opted not to renew his contract after complaints.

20 February 2017

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KWM has advised Auswide Bank Ltd in relation to its increased equity stake in P2P lender, MoneyPlace.

20 February 2017

KWM is acting for Temenos Group AG on its proposal to acquire 100% of Rubik Financial Limited’s shares via a scheme of arrangement.

17 February 2017

KWM has been recognised in Lexology’s 2017 Client Choice Awards, with four of the firm’s leading partners listed.

14 February 2017

KWM has advised on the establishment of a commercial operating partnership for the development and expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport

10 February 2017

KWM has advised Yancoal shareholder Yangzhou and its parent Yankuang on the A$3.1b acquisition of Coal & Allied from Rio Tinto.

08 February 2017

KWM has been recognised as a leader in the intellectual property market, with the firm ranking in the Gold category of the 2017 World Trade Mark Review 1000.

30 January 2017

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International guide covering the anti-bribery and corruption regimes of the following regions: Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, UAE and UK.

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