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ATO loses appeal in JobKeeper case over sole trader’s lasped ABN
Tax 2021-03-26 10:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Taxation Office has come up short in its challenge to a decision that a sole trader was eligible for Jobkeeper despite a cancelled […]

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Irate judge says lawyers should personally face costs for signing off on deficient cases
Employment 2021-03-05 4:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

Ceritification of pleadings in legal action is not a formality that needs to be “ticked off”, and solicitors who put their signature to improperly pleaded […]

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High Court grants special leave in backpacker tax case
High Court 2021-02-12 12:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has granted special leave to a British citizen who is locked in a dispute with the Australian Taxation Office over a 15 […]

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Paralegal says law firm forced her to take COVID-19 pay cut
Employment 2021-01-12 3:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Brisbane-based law firm is being sued by a paralegal who claims she was forced to take a 20 per cent pay cut during the […]

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McDonald’s franchisee hit with $82,000 penalty for ‘systemic’ denial of drink and toilet breaks
Employment 2020-11-13 8:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A McDonald’s franchisee has been ordered to pay $82,000 in penalties for systemically denying workers drink and toilet breaks and misleading them about their break […]

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Shine investigating union case against McDonald’s over unpaid drink breaks
Employment 2020-09-02 5:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Shine Lawyers and the union backing Australia’s fast food workers are investigating claims against McDonald’s after the Federal Court ruled against a “reckless” franchisee who […]

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Backpacker’s tax not discriminatory, appeals court finds
Employment 2020-08-06 3:55 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Australian Taxation Office has won its appeal of a ruling that found that a 15 per cent ‘Backpacker’s Tax’ imposed on holders of Australian […]

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Judge was wrong to find breach worker didn’t allege, court hears
Employment 2020-05-21 9:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Heiko Constructions has won approval to appeal a ruling from Federal Circuit Court Judge Salvatore Vasta that found the company committed a breach of the […]

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McDonald’s may get served with class action over rest breaks
Class Actions 2020-09-30 9:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Shine Lawyers and the union representing Australia’s fast food workers are investigating a possible class action against McDonald’s for allegedly failing to provide employees with […]

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Australian Bar Association’s trade mark lawsuit is not a class action, judge says
Intellectual Property 2020-06-03 3:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

A trade mark infringement lawsuit filed by the former CEO of the Australian Bar Association was not properly brought as a class action on behalf […]

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