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The Reject Shop hit with underpayments class action
Employment 2023-04-20 10:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Discount retail chain The Reject Shop has become the latest Australian company to be stung with an underpayments class action. Adero Law filed the class […]

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Myer exec says she was fired for complaining about GM’s ‘belittling’ conduct
Employment 2023-04-19 1:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A sacked Myer executive has brought Fair Work proceedings against her former employer, seeking over $700,000 in compensation after she was allegedly unfairly dismissed for […]

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Law firm gets $50,000 bump in costs after breach finding in Romeo’s class actions
Class Actions 2023-03-09 5:15 pm By Sam Matthews

The fees of a class action firm found to have breached cost disclosure rules in running two underpayments class actions against supermarket chain Romeo’s have […]

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David Jones, Politix to back pay workers $4M in agreement with FWO
Employment 2023-02-24 11:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Department store David Jones and men’s fashion label Politix have admitted underpaying more than 7,000 employees and will back-pay the workers $4 million in wages […]

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United Petroleum hit with franchisee class action over ‘unprofitable’ Pie Face stores
Class Actions 2023-02-02 10:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

United Petroleum has been hit with a class action on behalf of franchisees who allege they suffered loss when the petrol giant installed loss-making Pie […]

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FWO accuses Super Retail Group of underpaying employees $1.14M
Employment 2023-01-20 1:57 pm By Sam Matthews

The Fair Work Ombudsman has filed court proceedings against the owner of Super Cheap Auto, Rebel Sport, Macpac, BCF and Ray’s Outdoors for allegedly underpaying […]

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Rejected costs report in Woolworths class action got proportionality wrong, judge says
Class Actions 2023-01-10 11:02 pm By Sam Matthews

A costs report in a settled class action against Woolworths that recommended almost $800,000 in legal fee deductions failed to wrestle with a key factor […]

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Harvey Norman, Latitude file ‘fine print’ defence to ASIC claims
ASIC 2023-01-09 3:44 pm By Sam Matthews

Retail giant Harvey Norman and consumer credit provider Latitude Finance have hit back at ASIC claims that they ran misleading ads for interest-free finance, saying […]

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‘An unusual case’: ACCC gives Booktopia more time to pay $6M penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-12-14 3:16 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has agreed to grant Booktopia more time to pay a $6 million penalty over an alleged misleading refund policy, […]

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Dan Murphy’s owner stumbles in bid for Darwin pub
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-12-12 2:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has raised preliminary competition concerns about Endeavour Group’s proposed acquisition of the Beachfront Hotel north of Darwin, saying it […]

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