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Room for Improvement? Big Data challenges in Health
Insight 11 Dec 2017

'Big data' is revolutionising approaches in all major industries, including the health sector, but Australia's current privacy framework lacks flexibility, and there is insufficient guidance to ...

Using third party brands in video games: issues and opportunities
Insight 11 Dec 2017

One of the emerging battlegrounds for brand owners is video games, particularly with the growth of virtual reality applications. A recent claim made in the US illustrates how having your brand ...

What you need to know about mandatory data breach notification
Insight 11 Dec 2017

In response to the rising number of cyberattacks, new legislation has been introduced that proposes a mandatory notification regime that will take effect from February next year. Lawyer Mohamed ...

Competition news
Insight 22 Nov 2017

New focuses for the ACCC: Harper, robots and excessive surcharges Last month was a month of new direction and focus for the ACCC. On 6 November, significant changes to Australia's competition laws ...

First civil penalty order for breach of FOFA duties
Insight 06 Nov 2017

The Federal Court recently imposed a $1 million civil penalty on a licensee for breaches by its representatives of the best interests and appropriate advice duties. The penalties were the same amou ...

Court enforces four-year restraint
Insight 01 Nov 2017

A court has enforced a four-year restraint of trade clause in a business sale contract, preventing a part-time employee from taking up employment with a competitor after selling his stake in the ...

Summary dismissal for theft found to be unfair
Insight 01 Nov 2017

Partner Partner Partner Managing Associate Simon Dewberry A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission has highlighted the importance of ensuring that the decision to summarily terminate an employee's employment is proportionate to ...

'Bordering on impossible' that husband and wife duo were independent contractors
Insight 01 Nov 2017

The Federal Court decided that a husband and wife who worked from home and sometimes outsourced their work were employees instead of independent contractors, making the employer guilty of sham ...

Damages for employer's repudiation of employment contract
Insight 01 Nov 2017

Partner Partner Partner Managing Associate Simon Dewberry The Victorian Supreme Court has awarded a former executive $423,445 in damages after the employer repudiated his employment contract. Associate Tegan Ayling and Lawyer Rhiannon ...

Increased responsibility for franchisors under new laws
Insight 01 Nov 2017

Partner Partner Partner Managing Associate Simon Dewberry From 27 October 2017, franchisors may be liable if their franchisees contravene certain workplace laws. Senior Associate Chloe Wilton reports on practical steps that ...