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Are your employees entitled to unpaid family and domestic violence leave?
Insight 05 Sep 2018

Partner Partner Partner Managing Associate Simon Dewberry All modern award-covered employees, including casual employees, are now entitled to a new form of leave to deal with family and domestic violence. Associate Jessica Light ...

Confidentiality lost in court – restraining an independent contractor
Insight 05 Sep 2018

An independent contractor kept and used a client list, but the New South Wales Court of Appeal decided the list had lost its confidentiality because it had been disclosed in court. Senior Associate ...

The Workpac decision – are your casuals really casual?
Insight 05 Sep 2018

Partner Partner Partner Managing Associate Simon Dewberry The Full Federal Court recently decided that a casual fly-in fly-out labour hire worker was not really a casual and was therefore entitled to annual leave. Senior Associate ...

Full Federal Court speaks on competing class actions
Insight 30 Aug 2018

In the latest instalment in the attempts to deal with competing shareholder class actions, the Full Federal Court has ordered the transfer of four shareholder class actions against AMP to the Supre ...

Solar farm wins court approval despite conflicts with planning schemes
Insight 27 Aug 2018

The Queensland Planning and Environment Court has approved a solar farm located on good quality agricultural land despite high level conflicts between the proposed development and the provisions of ...

Competing class actions - a problem in need of a solution
Insight 20 Aug 2018

Written by Partner Kate Austin and Senior Associate Jack Power As fertile ground for class actions, the Royal Commission has highlighted an ongoing problem with Australia's class action regime – ...

Allens' submission to ALRC Class Actions Inquiry - time to revisit the checks and balances
Insight 14 Aug 2018

The Australian Law Reform Commission's Inquiry into Class Actions and Third Party Litigation Funders provides an important (and timely) opportunity to reflect on the operation of our class actions ...

Allens insights: Key trends in the Australian products liability space - 2018
Insight 10 Aug 2018

Partner Partner Peter O'Donahoo Peter O'Donahoo Peter Peter O'Donahoo O'Donahoo By Peter O'Donahoo , Jaime McKenzie, Clare Bradin and Ingrid Weinberg. We have seen in recent years an increasing level of activity in the Australian ...

ACCC brings first 'excessive surcharge' proceedings
Insight 01 Aug 2018

The ACCC has instituted Federal Court proceedings against Europcar for allegedly imposing excessive payment surcharges on customers. This is the first court proceeding commenced by the ACCC under t ...