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Employer's attempt to dismiss controversial employee costs $1.2 million in compensation
Insight 21 Nov 2019

The Federal Circuit Court of Australia awarded a professor more than $1.2 million after his employer, a university, used 'cherry-picked' parts of his writings to justify his dismissal. 1 ...

New superannuation opt-out for high income earners
Insight 21 Nov 2019

From 1 January 2020, individuals who have more than one job may be able to opt out of receiving super contributions from all of their employers. ...

Reputation on the line: the importance of getting award compliance right
Insight 21 Nov 2019

With talk of wage theft becoming a criminal offence, this month's Senate approval of a wage and superannuation theft inquiry, and the increasing number of large employers being named and shamed for underpayments, there has never been a more important time for employers to check they are meeting their obligations – including compliance with modern awards. ...

Inherent or relevant: changes in assessing job applicants with criminal records
Insight 21 Nov 2019

The federal law test to assess job applicants with criminal records has changed. It's no longer necessary to show that the criminal record means an applicant is unable to perform the 'inherent requirements' of their role – the question is whether the criminal record is 'relevant' to the role. ...

Make no mistake (lest you are sacked): FWC rules on safety incident dismissal
Insight 21 Nov 2019

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission decided that a crane operator's sacking for a 'significant' safety incident was a fair and proportionate response, despite a working relationship of almost four decades. ...

ALRC's Discussion Paper released: a clearer, consistent and more rational framework for addressing corporate misconduct in Australia
Insight 15 Nov 2019

The Australian Law Reform Commission released for consultation today a set of proposals aimed at overhauling the federal corporate criminal responsibility regime. This comes in the wake of criticisms that the current system is ineffective in preventing, deterring and prosecuting serious corporate crime. Whilst the reforms offer a clearer, consistent and more rational framework for addressing corporate misconduct in Australia, some elements (such as the adoption of a general 'associate' model for criminal attribution) will no doubt raise concern given their capacity to significantly extend corporate liability. We examine some of the key proposals and their likely impact. Partner Christopher Kerrigan and Senior Overseas Practitioner Cindy McNair report. ...

Report: Australian Infrastructure Investment Report 2019
Insight 15 Nov 2019

Investor appetite for Australian infrastructure remains strong. However, to maintain our status as a leading infrastructure investment destination, we must address systemic issues that are adversely impacting the market, including cost overruns on major projects.  ...

Energy regulation – a big stick for electricity and a white paper for gas
Insight 13 Nov 2019

The Federal Government's 'big stick' energy Bill, which will define and prohibit several new types of misconduct in electricity markets, is progressing through Parliament and is expected to be pass ...

New laws on gift cards – what you need to know now
Insight 07 Nov 2019

Federal laws imposing a three-year minimum expiry date on gift cards sold in Australia came into effect last week, but certain state laws relating to gift cards also remain. This Insight explains t ...

Landlord and tenant rights and obligations to change under Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019 (Vic)
Insight 05 Nov 2019

Landlords and tenants will see changes to their rights and compliance obligations under retail shop leases as a result of proposed amendments to the Building Act 1993 (Vic) (and regulations) ( ...

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