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2019 has been a year rocked by wage ‘scandals’ and workplace non-compliance issues for Australian businesses both big and small.

19 December 2019
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Underpayment and the Fair Work Ombudsman – what does this mean for Boards?

2019 has been a year rocked by wage ‘scandals’ and workplace non-compliance issues for Australian businesses both big and small.

19 December 2019
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Reshaping the marketing of financial products

Law reform and recent cases are imposing further restrictions on how financial products can be marketed and sold.

19 December 2019
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High Court grants special leave to appeal the controversial decision of the full Federal Court regarding personal leave

Last Friday, the High Court granted special leave to appeal the controversial decision of the full Federal Court regarding personal leave in Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd v AMWU...

17 December 2019

Amnesty for employers to correct Superannuation Guarantee underpayments

As part of its overall policy of facilitating timely payment to suppliers, assisting with their cash flow and reducing the cost of doing business with the Commonwealth, the...

05 December 2019

Victoria introduces workplace manslaughter legislation

The Victorian Parliament has passed legislation that will create the new criminal offence of workplace manslaughter in Victoria.

28 November 2019

ASIC gives guidance on whistleblower policies

This article was written by Andrew Gray, Ruth Rosedale and Caitlin BabingtonWith the 1 January 2020 deadline approaching for compliance with the whistleblower policy requirements of the corporate...

19 November 2019

No leniency from the Fair Work Ombudsman on employment underpayments

Employment underpayments and compliance ‘scandals’ are emerging on a regular basis. Businesses across Australia, both big and small, are self-reporting or being called out for failing to make...

15 November 2019

CSIRO successfully defends claims brought by former employee

KWM acted for CSIRO in successfully defending a $1.3 million general protections claim brought by a former employee in the Federal Court. The allegations concerned her employment at...

07 November 2019

Unsweet outcome for Mondelez: Full Federal Court clarifies calculation of personal/carer’s leave under the NES

A Full Court of the Federal Court handed down a landmark decision relating to the meaning of “10 days of paid personal/carer’s leave” in s 96(1) of the...

22 August 2019

ASIC v Vocation

On 31 May 2019, Justice Nicholas handed down his judgement in Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Vocation Limited (in liquidation) [2019] FCA 807.

04 July 2019
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New whistleblower laws finally become reality

The Federal Parliament has passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018 (Bill) to amend Australia’s corporate whistleblower regime.

28 February 2019

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