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Elevating ESG: establishing and embedding leading practices
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Webinar: Elevating ESG: establishing and embedding leading practices ...

Crucial lessons from ACCC win in misleading or deceptive Google Ads case
Insight 03 Sep 2021

The Full Federal Court has upheld an appeal by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission relating to the use of Google Ads by Employsure Pty Ltd, finding they gave the false impression that its employment advice service would be provided by a government agency ...

Coming across the seas: prior overseas service not counted as 'continuous employment' for long service leave in Victoria
Insight 02 Sep 2021

A recent decision of the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal has confirmed that prior overseas service will only count as 'continuous employment' for long service leave accrual where the overseas service had a connection with Victoria at the time it was performed. ...

Outsourcing can be unlawful
Insight 02 Sep 2021

The Federal Court has found that Qantas engaged in unlawful adverse action when it decided to outsource approximately 2000 ground handling jobs last year. ...

ACT aligns its industrial manslaughter offence to health and safety law
Insight 02 Sep 2021

On 5 August 2021, the ACT Legislative Assembly passed the Work Health and Safety Amendment Bill 2021 (ACT). ...

Locked and loaded? COVID-19 may have cleared the way for loaded rates in the Hospitality Award
Insight 02 Sep 2021

The full bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has issued a provisional view that is open to adding loaded rates to the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2020 (Hospitality Award). If introduced, loaded rates would replace overtime and penalty rates for higher-paid (level 3 and above) hospitalit ...

Sexually harassed worker retains workers' compensation payments despite settling claims with the AFP for $1.25 million
Insight 02 Sep 2021

The Federal Court has rejected a bid by Comcare to recover nearly $680,000 from a former Australian Federal Police (AFP) officer in incapacity payments after she received a $1.25 million payment from the AFP to settle her sexual harassment and discrimination complaint. ...

ACCC's proposals to overhaul Australia's merger control regime
Insight 01 Sep 2021

Merger reform has been on the agenda in Australia for some time, but the ACCC's announcement kicks off the debate in earnest. Allens will be monitoring these discussions and actively participating in the debate about the need for, and content of, any proposed changes. ...

Important developments for offshore diagnostic testing
Insight 01 Sep 2021

In Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc & Ors v Sequenom, Inc [2021] FCAFC 101, the Full Federal Court delivered significant clarity for companies who provide or conduct diagnostic tests. ...

Copyright in software – the latest word from the Federal Court
Insight 01 Sep 2021

The Federal Court has handed down its judgment in Campaigntrack Pty Ltd v Real Estate Tool Box Pty Ltd [2021] FCA 809 in a decision with important implications for copyright enforcement in software under Australian law. ...

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