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Dealing with Defamatory Online Reviews

Dealing with Defamatory Online Reviews

It has long been accepted that one of the primary means to attract customers is through positive online reviews, ...
High Court finds Google search results do not amount to publication of defamatory material

High Court finds Google search results do not amount to publication of defamatory material

In the decision of Google LLC v Defteros [2022] HCA 27 (17 August 2022) (“Defteros”) handed down on 17 August ...
Distinguishing between Employees and Contractors

Distinguishing between Employees and Contractors

Distinguishing whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor continues to be an essential ...
DEVELOPMENTS IN CASUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW AND THE INTRODUCTION OF THE FAIR WORK AMENDMENT BILL 2020

DEVELOPMENTS IN CASUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW AND THE INTRODUCTION OF THE FAIR WORK AMENDMENT BILL 2020

Regular readers of our newsletter will be familiar with our ongoing examination of various cases of the right of ...
Special Leave Granted: High Court to Hear Appeal on Casual Employment

Special Leave Granted: High Court to Hear Appeal on Casual Employment

Last week the High Court of Australia granted WorkPac special leave to appeal the decision in WorkPac v Robert ...
How McDonalds lost its Big Mac Trade Mark in Europe

How McDonalds lost its Big Mac Trade Mark in Europe

McDonald’s flagship hamburger, the Big Mac, was first introduced in 1967 in the United States and quickly became a ...
Casual Employment: Employees’ right to double dip confirmed – what employers need to know about recent decisions

Casual Employment: Employees’ right to double dip confirmed – what employers need to know about recent decisions

Following on from our articles ‘The Essence of Casual Employment’ and ‘Recent Developments in Casual ...
Virtual company meetings, counterpart and electronic executions for corporate business is now permitted under new treasurer determination

Virtual company meetings, counterpart and electronic executions for corporate business is now permitted under new treasurer determination

On 5 May 2020, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg made a determination as a result of the ongoing COVID 19 saga that ...
COVID-19 Shut Down, Stand Downs, Pay Cuts and more

COVID-19 Shut Down, Stand Downs, Pay Cuts and more

Managing your Employees during COVID-19 Pandemic Properly managing your workforce during this difficult time ...
Recent Developments in Casual Employment

Recent Developments in Casual Employment

Following on from our article of last year titled ‘The Essence of Casual Employment’,  there have been some ...
Unfair Contract Terms: ACCC investigation of Uber Eats

Unfair Contract Terms: ACCC investigation of Uber Eats

Recently, Uber Eats was the subject of an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ...
Royal Commission damns ASIC’s enforcement culture as ineffective

Royal Commission damns ASIC’s enforcement culture as ineffective

Commissioner Kenneth Hayne’s Final Report in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation ...
Director Liability for Unpaid Employee Superannuation Entitlements

Director Liability for Unpaid Employee Superannuation Entitlements

In certain circumstances, company directors can be personally liable for the amount of any employee superannuation ...
Combatting illegal phoenix activity

Combatting illegal phoenix activity

The federal government in an effort to combat illegal phoenix activity has introduced the Treasury Laws Amendment ...
The Importance in Conducting Proper Due Diligence during a Business Sale

The Importance in Conducting Proper Due Diligence during a Business Sale

Businesses come in many different shapes, sizes and structures. Acquiring an existing business can often be far ...
Increased Penalties for ACL Breaches

Increased Penalties for ACL Breaches

On 18 September, legislation increasing penalties under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) came into effect. The ...
What is the ‘Harvey Weinstein’ clause?

What is the ‘Harvey Weinstein’ clause?

The Emergence of Social Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions The momentum that has been built since the ...
Legal considerations when starting a business

Legal considerations when starting a business

Starting a new business venture can be a daunting prospect especially for first time entrepreneurs. There are a ...
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