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The Full Federal Court dismisses the appeal in Encompass Corporation v InfoTrack
Insight 20 Sep 2019

On 13 September, the Full Bench of the Australian Federal Court dismissed the appeal in Encompass Corporation v InfoTrack 1 , confirming that 'computer-implementation' is insufficient to provide ...

Bootcamp for social and Indigenous enterprises
Insight 20 Sep 2019

In August this year, we hosted a Social and Indigenous Enterprise Bootcamp in partnership with Westpac. Representatives from a range of organisations engaged in social innovation or Indigenous entrepreneurship attended the interactive ...

ASIC's latest Corporate Plan continues focus on corporate culture; ASX clamps down on 'ramping' announcements; FIRB reveals closer scrutiny of data acquisitions; and other corporate law developments
Insight 18 Sep 2019

ASIC continues to focus on corporate culture, and proposes restrictions on OTC binary options and CFDs; ASX clamps down on 'ramping' announcements and issues of loyalty securities; FIRB takes a ...

Report: National Electricity & Gas Rules Update: July & August 2019
Insight 17 Sep 2019

Partner Partner Partner Partner Partner Andrew Mansour In this update we summarise the progress of new and existing rule change requests across the months of July and August and take a closer look at the AEMC review of the regulatory ...

Supreme Court decision overturns mandatory sentencing of 13 year old
Insight 16 Sep 2019

Meet David*, an Aboriginal boy from Bunbury in Western Australia, who was just 13 years old when he was sentenced under Western Australia's mandatory sentencing laws, having pleaded guilty to a number of burglary offences. David suffers ...

Biometric scanner dismissal unfair
Insight 11 Sep 2019

In April, we reported on Jeremy Lee being granted permission to appeal after he was dismissed for refusing to use a biometric scanner in the workplace. The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has since decided the dismissal was unfair. ...

Mental health issues not a shield against discipline and dismissal
Insight 11 Sep 2019

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission decided that an employer's decision to dismiss an employee with known mental illness issues was fair. ...

Full Court decides what's in a 'day'
Insight 11 Sep 2019

In a decision with far-reaching implications for employers, the Full Court of the Federal Court has decided that employees who work 12-hour shifts spread over a 36-hour week are entitled to 10 days of their shifts each year for personal/carer's leave. ...

FWC finds dismissal for Facebook post unfair
Insight 11 Sep 2019

The Fair Work Commission recently decided that while an employee's Facebook post breached her employment contract and her employer's social media policy, her dismissal was harsh because it didn't take into account her medical condition, her length of service and the lack of any previous performance issues. ...

New annualised salary requirements to take effect from March 2020
Insight 11 Sep 2019

The Fair Work Commission has finalised its decision in relation to the annualised salary clauses to be inserted into a number of modern awards, with these clauses coming into effect from 1 March 2020 – although many employers are already feeling the impact. ...

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