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United class action wins fight against ‘stultifying’ security bid
Franchises 2023-11-03 11:43 pm By Sam Matthews

A franchisee class action against United Petroleum over the installation of allegedly loss-making Pie Face stores at its franchise sites has succeeded in fending off […]

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Sydney jeweller harassed employee by confessing romantic feelings, court finds
Employment 2023-11-02 11:35 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The owner of a small jewellery retailer in central Sydney must pay a younger female employee $237,985 for sexual harassment after he slapped her on […]

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Kmart hit with $1.3M penalty for spam violations
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-11-02 11:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The communications regulator has slapped Kmart Australia with a $1.3 million penalty for sending more than 200,000 marketing emails to customers who had previously unsubscribed […]

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Aldi faces $150M underpayments class action
Class Actions 2023-10-27 3:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Supermarket chain Aldi has been hit with a class action alleging it systematically underpaid workers across Australia to the tune of $150 million. The Shop […]

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Top Dick Smith execs drop High Court appeal against receivers
Restructuring & Insolvency 2023-10-10 11:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two former Dick Smith executives have settled with the receivers of the defunct electronics retailer, dropping a High Court appeal over an $11.8 million ruling. […]

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Lawsuit accuses Woolworths of failing to prevent sexual harassment
Employment 2023-10-03 10:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former employee has brought proceedings against Woolworths, claiming the supermarket giant failed to properly address alleged sexual harassment in its “poor workplace culture”. The […]

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Sydney eatery Quanjude loses COVID-era lease spat after failing ‘radical difference’ test
Contracts 2023-09-14 11:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

A restaurant famous for its Peking roast duck has lost a dispute with Sydney’s World Square Shopping Centre over unpaid rent, with a judge dismissing […]

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Mosaic Brands boss told GM paying $275K bonus would land him in jail, suit says
Employment 2023-09-12 11:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former general manager at Noni B owner Mosaic Brands claims she was sacked after she pressed the fashion retailer to pay out a $275,000 […]

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ACCC delays decision on Coles acquisition of Saputo plants
Competition & Consumer Protection 2023-09-12 11:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has delayed its decision on whether to greenlight Coles’ plans to acquire milk processing plants from Saputo, after expressing competition concerns about the […]

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Mere mention of Viagra doesn’t equal harassment, court finds
Employment 2023-09-05 11:25 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has found that the mere mention of the drug Viagra in the workplace does not constitute sexual harassment, in a lawsuit brought against […]

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