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  1. Employees’ voices heard – employees entitled to redundancy payments following termination

    23 March 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    Employees commenced proceedings against their employer, alleging that a notification of loss of contract does not constitute a valid notice of termination and that they are entitled to redundancy payments. To satisfy the exception to redundancy payments,...

  2. Employee awarded significant damages as a result of employer’s repudiatory conduct

    29 November 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    An employee is entitled to damages when an employer repudiates an employment contract. When assessing damages, the court will compare the financial position the employee would have been in if the employer had not engaged in the repudiatory conduct against...

  3. Employer hit with hefty penalties for sham contracting

    25 August 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The High Court found an employer contravened the sham arrangement/contracting provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the FW Act). The proceedings were then remitted to the Federal Court which imposed hefty penalties. In Issue Breaches of sham...

  4. The importance of satisfying a condition precedent

    1 June 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The plaintiff insurer was not entitled to rely on a deed of indemnity to recover $4.3M in remedial work costs because of its failure to comply with a condition precedent requiring it to notify any proposed settlement of a claim. In Issue Non-compliance...

  5. Temporary Skills Shortage Visa and its obligations on employers

    26 May 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Australian Government recently introduced reforms to its visa programmes, which will result in the Temporary Skills Shortage visa replacing the Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visa. The reforms focus on prioritising Australian workers,...

  6. Sign of the times

    16 January 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    In Issue Director's duties. Ostensible authority. Ratification. With the rise of electronic forms and applications, companies are increasingly reliant on electronic signatures of directors to conduct their day-to-day activities. However, what happens...

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