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“Acceptable alternative employment” test is not simply whether an employee is capable of carrying out new employment

The FWC has dismissed an employer’s application to reduce an employee’s redundancy pay entitlement, on the basis that an offer of employment rejected by the employee involved a...

01 April 2013

Keeping one eye on the Exit: factors to consider when planning your exit from a long term services or outsourcing agreement

Whether you are negotiating a long term IT services or outsourcing agreement or you have already entered into one of these agreements, you need to start planning your...

01 April 2013

Items of interest

The following items are of interest to employers: A FWC Full Bench has refused to reduce Sunday penalty rates in the Fast Food Industry Award...

01 April 2013

ALYK (H.K) Limited v Caprock Commodities Trading Pty Limited and Anor [2012] NSWSC 1558

Can a buyer of commodities restrain a seller from making demand under an unconditional standby letter of credit issued for the seller’s benefit?

01 April 2013

Quikfund (Australia) Pty Ltd v Prosperity Group International Pty Limited (in liq) [2013] FCAFC 5

The Federal Court of Australia considered what conduct by an alleged agent and an alleged principal is required to establish actual or apparent authority to bind the principal.

01 April 2013

Byrt v Aero Sth Pacific Pty Ltd [2012] QCA 359

This case shows that the continued failure by a party to meet a contractual payment obligation may amount to repudiation of the agreement, giving rise to loss of...

01 April 2013

Be prepared - superannuation obligations increase 1 July 2013!

In March 2012, the Federal Government enacted legislation, the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Amendment Act 2012 (Act).The Act introduces important changes to employer superannuation obligations, effective 1 July 2013.Further...

07 April 2013

King & Wood Mallesons launches Class Actions in Australia - The Year in Review 2012

Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the class actions regime in Australia, King & Wood Mallesons has today launched Class Actions in Australia – The Year in Review...

18 April 2013

Back to the drawing board for broadband policy? The Coalition’s plan to overhaul the NBN

The Coalition’s long-awaited alternative plan for the National Broadband Network (NBN) has substantial implications for the Australian telecommunications industry.The Coalition has long been critical of the Federal Government’s...

09 April 2013

Clarity for charities: not-for-profit reforms deliver a new statutory definition of “charity”

This week, the Federal Government has taken a further step forward in its efforts to reform and simplify the regulation of the not-for-profit (NFP) sector, with the release...

09 April 2013

“Strong enforcement” - The ACCC’s key priorities for 2013

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) yesterday released its new Compliance and Enforcement Policy which sets out its priorities for 2013.The new policy provides businesses with welcome...

21 February 2013

Carbon checklist: Is your house in order?

The first surrender date under Australia’s Carbon Scheme is fast approaching, with the interim surrender date now only four months away. In this alert, we bring you a...

21 February 2013

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