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Seven McDonald’s franchises now facing lawsuits over unpaid rest breaks
Employment 2021-11-01 6:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A McDonald’s franchise has been hit with a lawsuit accusing it of deliberately withholding workers’ paid rest breaks and committing “horrifying” and “shameful” violations of […]

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Binding statement as good as class action in age pension case, judge told
Class Actions 2021-11-01 8:28 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The federal government is seeking to avoid a representative proceeding brought on behalf of Indigenous men alleging its failure to “close the gap” in life […]

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Criminal case against NAB over casual employee entitlements should take priority, court told
Employment 2021-10-29 1:56 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The criminal case brought by Victoria’s new employment watchdog against the NAB should take precedence over the bank’s case, which challenges the Wage Inspectorate’s interpretation […]

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Lauded King & Wood Mallesons managing partner appointed Macquarie GC
Financial Services 2021-10-29 3:26 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian managing partner of King & Wood Mallesons, Evie Bruce, is set to join Macquarie Group as its next group general counsel and head […]

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Employsure wins case against former employees who jumped ship to rival
Employment 2021-10-29 10:05 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Workplace relations heavyweight Employsure has won its case against rival ELMO Software and two former employees who sought to jump ship to a competitor in […]

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ACCC looks to rein in Google’s search dominance with choice screen
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-28 3:36 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is calling for the power to mandate ‘choice screens’ in mobile devices to provide Australian consumers with a wider […]

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Court says it does not have power to make declarations in COVID-19 vaccine challenge
Coronavirus 2021-10-28 3:38 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Queensland Supreme Court has ruled it does not have the power to make declarations regarding the validity of COVID-19 vaccination mandates for Queensland health […]

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ACCC raises competition concerns over tie-up of container equipment suppliers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-28 4:37 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has flagged preliminary competition concerns about a proposed merger of two of the largest suppliers of mobile container handling […]

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth nabs financial services specialist from Herbert Smith Freehills
People In The News 2021-10-28 4:09 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Corrs Chambers Westgarth has continued its hiring spree, luring a financial services regulatory specialist from Herbert Smith Freehills. Steven Rice was appointed a partner in […]

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Injunction against Facebook doesn’t clash with competition watchdog’s orders, judge says
Social Media 2021-10-27 5:04 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A court has shut down Facebook’s renewed push to cut off Melbourne-based content strategists Sked Social from posting on Instagram on behalf of their clients, […]

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