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Workplace Landscape for 2018

By Daniel Van Leuverden / December 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Adam Foster This year has seen many changes to the landscape of workplaces across Australia. Looking back, we can see that significant changes have either happened, or are on the way. A few noteworthy developments include the well-publicised changes to penalty rates for the retail and hospitality industries. Those changes will now come into…

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Australian Consumer Law Review

Australian Consumer Law Review

By Daniel Van Leuverden / December 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Caroline James Consumer Affairs Australia New Zealand (CAANZ) has recently undertaken a comprehensive review of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), a law that forms part of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and aims to provide vital protections to consumers. Currently, a person is taken to have acquired goods as a consumer if:…

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Verification of Identity (VOI) in Dealings on Property

By Daniel Van Leuverden / December 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Jessie Luu It is a noteworthy reminder that VOI is a mandatory requirement under sections 27AB(1) and 106A(1) of the Transfer of Land Act 1958 (Vic) for the Registrar of Title to register any dealings on property.  VOI is required for all parties in dealings on property. So, this will include: caveators and other interest…

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Case Update – Alleasing Pty Ltd, in the matter of OneSteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd -v- Onesteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd

By Daniel Van Leuverden / September 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Roberta Hosikian In the case of Alleasing Pty Ltd, in the matter of OneSteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd -v- Onesteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 656 the Court fixed the date of registration of a security interest at a later date in order to give effect to a settlement agreement made between the parties to…

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Verification of Identity

Get(ting) Qualified – for multiple breaches of the Australian Consumer Law

By Daniel Van Leuverden / September 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Su-Ann Loh On 23 June 2017, Justice Beach of the Federal Court of Australia found the company Get Qualified Australia Pty Ltd (In Liq) liable for multiple breaches of the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”). His Honour’s lengthy 102-page judgment makes for interesting reading because of his detailed analysis of the marketing strategies and business…

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Workplace Changes

Registering on the PPSR – to AB- or AC-N, that is the question

By Daniel Van Leuverden / June 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Amanda Carruthers The recent decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales In the matter of OneSteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd has provided a clear warning about the consequences of incorrectly registering your security interests on the Personal Properties Security Register (“PPSR”). When registering your security interest on the PPSR, the details you are…

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Payroll that just doesn’t pay: Accountants targeted for accessorial liability in underpayment claims

By Daniel Van Leuverden / June 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Adam Foster In the recent case of FWO -v- Blue Impression Pty Ltd & Ors [2017] FCCA 810, the Federal Circuit Court recently held an accounting firm liable as an accessory to an employer’s underpayment of wages and breach of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (“Act”). In 2014, the Fair Work Ombudsman (“FWO“)…

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Fake Online Reviews, Real World Consequences

By Daniel Van Leuverden / June 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Joshua Davis Aveling Homes, a Perth-based home builder, is being taken to Court by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for misleading representations concerning consumer review websites. It is alleged that the company created and controlled online review websites. They did this by actively creating review websites and giving the false impression that…

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Unfair Consumer Contract Terms: No, You are Not the Exception

By Daniel Van Leuverden / June 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Joshua Davis The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has given a fresh warning that 2017 is the year to remedy unfair contract terms and prioritise the protection of small businesses. This announcement by the ACCC’s Deputy Chair follows the introduction of the new business-to-business (“B2B“) unfair contract terms laws in November 2016. (You…

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Unfair Dismissal Claim: Dishonesty Never Pays

By Lewis Holdway / March 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

One employer learnt the hard way what happens when you lie about the reason for terminating an employee while at the same time trying to invoke the Small Business Code as a shield from an unfair dismissal claim. The recent decision of Mark Groves –v- Armitch Pty Ltd [2017] FWC 826 (“Groves Case”) confirmed, if…

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