WorkPac’s gamble to double-down doesn’t pay off on double-dipping – Court confirms casual employees may not be as ‘casual’ as you think

In the high-profile sequel to the Skene decision, another "casual" labour-hire worker has won the right to paid leave entitlements usually reserved for permanent employees. The Full Bench of the Federal Court handed down its de...

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Court orders variation of unfair contract terms – lessons when using unilateral variation clauses

A recent Federal Court decision could serve as a guide when incorporating unilateral variation clauses into standard-form contracts with small business and consumers. ASIC successfully obtained orders declaring void and varying "u...

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All Gunns blazing – Federal Court affirms peak indebtedness rule post-Timberworld

Introduction On 27 May 2020, the Federal Court of Australia handed down its judgments in three separate unfair preference proceedings instituted by the liquidators of Gunns Limited (in liq)(receivers and managers appointed)("Gunn...

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The JobKeeper Payment Scheme – What do I need to know?

What payments are available to employers under the JobKeeper scheme? When is an employer eligible? When is an employee eligible? How do Employers nominate to participate? "One In All In" – An employer cannot pick and choose ...

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Company execution of documents in a COVID-19 world

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a rapidly changing working environment, which has required companies to constantly pivot and adapt. In particular, signing paper documents in accordance with the law has become particularly ch...

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Trade Agreement with Indonesia set to commence in early July 2020

In a move that goes against the negative news surrounding international trade, the Indonesian Government in early May ratified the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.  This free trade agreement (FTA)...

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