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The Fair Work Commission’s new workplace bullying regime commences 1 January 2014 — employers be prepared.
Welcome to the Q4 2013 issue of Class Action, the final issue before the release of the Year In Review report.
The termination of a long-time employee of the Department of Defence was unfair, even though his conduct in sending pornographic emails was a valid reason for dismissal.
The Federal Court has found that the person proposed as representative applicant was not a group member and as such could not represent the class.
This alert considers what developments we can expect to see in the year ahead and how this growing movement towards global tax information exchange will affect financial institutions.
In November, the Federal Court approved $8.5m for costs and disbursements of the GPT class action, some $770k less than had originally been claimed by Slater & Gordon.
The Fair Work Commission has found in favour of an employer in a dispute about a flexible working arrangement.
The Fair Work Commission has held that a fixed-term employee sacked before the specified end date in her contract was entitled to pursue remedies for unfair dismissal.
The factual scenario underlying the abalone class action had many of the hallmarks of a profitable class action enterprise.
Australia treasurer Joe Hockey has announced the removal of foreign investment conditions placed on Yanzhou in relation to its holding in Yancoal.
An in-depth understanding of the unique legal environment in China is essential to fully understand compliance requirements.
The assistant treasurer was quizzed recently about the timetable for his Future of Financial Advice changes.
High Court decides: liquidators of insolvent landlords can disclaim leases with the effect of extinguishing the tenant’s leasehold interest
In Willmott Growers Group Inc v Willmott Forests Limited, the majority of the High Court upheld the Victorian Court of Appeal’s conclusion that the liquidators of an insolvent landlord can disclaim a lease.
Queensland recently brought an interlocutory application seeking a declaration that its laws were valid until a court finally determined otherwise.
In a surprising move, treasurer Hockey has ruled against the proposed acquisition by US company Archer Daniel Midland (ADM) of Graincorp Limited (Graincorp).
The transitional arrangements that will apply once legislative amendments to the overlapping tenure framework are introduced in mid-2014 have been confirmed.
Superannuation discussion paper released addressing regulation, governance, transparency and competition
The Commonwealth assistant treasurer has released a discussion paper, Better regulation and governance, enhanced transparency and improved competition in superannuation, for public consultation.
The Court of Appeal has recast the guidance concerning the circumstances in which the English Court should stay patent proceedings before pending the outcome of related EPO proceedings.
Talks took place in Geneva between Iran and high level delegates from the US, the UK, France, Germany, Russia and China, facilitated by the European Union.
The Queensland government introduced the Regional Planning Interests Bill late last week.