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  1. Legal news
    07 May 2019
    Large multinational implicated in adverse action breaches in Australia

    In an unfortunate lesson for local and international companies alike, the decisions of Keenan v Cummins South Pacific Pty Ltd [2018] ("Keenan No. 1") and Keenan v Cummins South Pacific Pty Ltd (No. 2) [2019] ("Keenan ...

  2. Legal news
    24 September 2019
    Marketing fund disclosure: landmark judgment confirms that franchisors must take ultimate responsibility for compliance with the Australian Franchising Code of Conduct

    In a judgment that bolsters recent announcements by the ACCC pressing franchisors to comply with their obligations, the Full Federal Court has confirmed a January 2019 Federal Court finding that a franchisor contravened ...

  3. Legal news
    07 May 2019
    Enhanced protection for corporate whistleblowers

    Following an inquiry by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services into whistleblower protections in the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing ...

  4. Legal news
    07 May 2019
    Lacson v Australian Postal Corporation [2019] FCA 51

    On 1 February 2019, Mortimer J of the Federal Court of Australia was required to consider a relatively novel question: can two jobs with the same employer count as one for the purpose of a claim for entitlements under ...

  5. Legal news
    23 May 2018
    A warning for sellers of goods to Australian consumers

    Following the over $4.6 million penalty ordered against Thermomix in Australia Pty Ltd (Thermomix), sellers of consumer goods are reminded of their obligations to report serious injuries caused by the use or foreseeable ...

  6. Legal news
    23 May 2018
    A challenging time for employers in the Australian retail market?

    The last 24 months have been a challenging period for retail in Australia. While the challenges faced by the retail sector are not specific to Australia, given the size of the Australian market, the impact is great.

  7. Legal news
    13 December 2018
    ACCC releases its Preliminary Digital Platforms Inquiry Report

    On 10th December 2018, the ACCC's highly anticipated Digital Platforms Inquiry Preliminary Report was released to the public. The 374 page report weighs in on the impact of digital platforms such as Google and Facebook ...