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Ex-Pizzeys patent attorneys deny using confidential info to poach clients
Business of Law October 16, 2019 8:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two patent attorneys being sued by boutique IP firm Pizzeys Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys are resisting an application for preliminary discovery, denying the firm’s […]

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Ex-fintech CEO wins $2.2M in damages after unlawful dismissal
Employment October 14, 2019 5:58 pm By Amelia Birnie

The former CEO of financial software firm GBST has been awarded more than $2.2 million in damages, with a court finding he was wrongfully terminated […]

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Prominent silk Kate Eastman accused of bias in Israel Folau case
Employment October 10, 2019 11:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Former Wallabies star Israel Folau says a tribunal’s decision to terminate his contract with Rugby Australia over homophobic social media posts has no effect due […]

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Court can order security against funders in Fair Work class actions, judge rules
Employment October 8, 2019 9:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

A landmark ruling has found judges have the power to order security against litigation funders backing Fair Work class actions, in a decision that could […]

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Ex-Norton Rose partner wants to appeal leave to appeal in long-running dispute
Employment October 2, 2019 10:27 pm By Amelia Birnie

Lawyers for Norton Rose Fulbright have flagged their “very real concerns” about further delays to a long-running dispute with a former partner, who has indicated […]

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Sydney private school caretaker wins $3.1M after catastrophic gas explosion
Employment October 2, 2019 4:19 pm By Amelia Birnie

At caretaker at a Sydney private school has been awarded $3.1 million in damages after he was seriously injured in a workplace gas explosion, with […]

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‘Isn’t that what you’re here for?’: ‘Underbelly’ actor accused of sexual harassment on set of TV series
Employment October 1, 2019 12:52 pm By Amelia Birnie

An Australian actor best known for his role on true crime drama series Underbelly is being sued for sexual harassment after he allegedly grabbed an […]

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Fair Work Ombudsman ‘very concerned’ about Subway’s non-compliance
Employment October 1, 2019 8:11 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Fair Work Ombudsman says she is “very concerned” by the level of non-compliance with workplace laws by national sandwich franchise Subway, as inspectors recover […]

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Union wants to intervene in university’s appeal over sacking of climate skeptic Peter Ridd
Employment September 30, 2019 2:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

The National Tertiary Education Union has asked a court for permission to intervene in support of fired physics professor and climate skeptic Peter Ridd as […]

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Solidarity forever: Trade unions make the class action regime strong
Expert Insights September 30, 2019 10:40 pm By editor

The re-emergence of employment law class actions over the last five years has drawn criticism from employer groups, as Australian workers embrace the collective redress […]

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