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Casual workers win big in leave entitlements test case
Employment May 20, 2020 11:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a major blow to Australian businesses, the Full Federal Court has ruled that casual employees who work regular shifts are entitled to paid annual, […]

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Virgin administration a billables bonanza for top firms
Clayton Utz May 18, 2020 3:44 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Virgin Australia administration continues to boost billables at the top end of town, with a short list of “well-funded” buyers revealed on Monday and […]

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Court denies sick leave to Qantas workers stood down due to COVID-19
Coronavirus May 18, 2020 5:37 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Qantas employees who have been stood down due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are not entitled to access sick leave or compassionate leave, […]

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Car makers won’t take class closure fight to High Court
Product Liability May 7, 2020 11:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Seven car makers defending class actions over defective Takata airbags have confirmed they will not be challenging a landmark decision that set aside a pre-settlement […]

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ACCC loses appeal over $205M Pacific National, Aurizon terminal deal
Competition & Consumer Protection May 6, 2020 5:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has come up short in its appeal of a ruling that dismissed its challenge to Pacific National $205 million acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia […]

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Ashurst partner faces eviction from Point Piper home
Real Estate May 6, 2020 12:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

An Ashurst partner is at risk of being evicted from his Point Piper home after allegedly refusing to pay a $150,000 special levy. The administrators […]

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Law firm accused of pressuring ex-Qantas employee to settle workers comp claim
Employment May 1, 2020 11:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former customer service manager for Qantas who claims to suffer from severe depression and anxiety has brought allegations of disability discrimination against Maurice Blackburn, […]

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Global law firm may face breach of trust claim over $27M award
Arbitration April 28, 2020 8:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A law firm with a global footprint is facing a possible breach of trust lawsuit in relation to $27 million it held as security for […]

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Qantas sued for denying sick leave to stood-down workers
Coronavirus April 28, 2020 3:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

Qantas breached the Fair Work Act by failing to pay personal carers leave and compassionate leave to employees stood down in response to the coronavirus […]

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Government loses case claiming $325M over generic Plavix delay
Intellectual Property April 28, 2020 6:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has dismissed a claim by the Australian Government for $325 million against pharmaceutical companies Sanofi and Bristol-Myers Squibb allegedly owed for excess subsidies […]

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