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Herbert Smith Freehills underpaid some lawyers more than $20,000
Business of Law 2020-09-25 10:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Herbert Smith Freehills has discovered it underpaid a number of its graduate lawyers, with some in the Big Six firm’s graduate ranks owed more than […]

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Qantas underpaying staff by ‘setting off’ JobKeeper payments, court finds
Employment 2020-09-24 6:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has provided clarification as to how the Morrison government’s JobKeeper scheme operates, in a ruling against Qantas Airways that found the airline […]

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‘It means monthly’: Law firm partner schools barrister on Latin meaning of ‘menstrual’
Employment 2020-09-22 9:23 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The managing partner of a high-profile Sydney law firm has told the barrister cross-examining him that the word menstrual means “monthly” in Latin, when explaining […]

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Deloitte wants to toss bulk of partner’s age discrimination, misleading conduct case
Employment 2020-09-22 2:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu has asked a court to toss a majority of claims in a lawsuit brought by 63-year-old partner Colin Brown over the firm’s […]

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Sacked Weekend Sunrise host Simon Reeve sues Seven Network
Employment 2020-09-14 11:25 am By Miklos Bolza

Game show host and news presenter Simon Reeve is suing the Seven Network for breach of contract, seeking compensation and pecuniary penalties after his sudden […]

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Papyrus settles defamation suit with former CEO over missing name in annual report
Agriculture 2020-09-22 2:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Sustainable technology company Papyrus Australia has reached a settlement with its former CEO in a defamation case that alleged the omission of his name in […]

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Battle over counterclaims against group members could change class action landscape
Class Actions 2020-09-21 2:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

An upcoming legal battle over whether counterclaims can be brought against non-party group members in a class action against a unit of recruiter Tandem could […]

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Ex-AMP lawyer looks to strike out claim she ‘disparaged’ board
Employment 2020-09-21 5:25 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A former general counsel of AMP who claims she was sacked from the wralth management firm after raising concerns about its fees for no services […]

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PwC accountant with bipolar disorder can’t bring disability discrimination claim
Employment 2020-09-21 4:49 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A former PricewaterhouseCoopers employee has lost his bid to bring a discrimination claim against the accounting firm, with a judge finding he didn’t have direct […]

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Founder of law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell could be a ‘model of civility’, ex-partner tells court
Employment 2020-09-18 7:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

Lawyer John Atanaskovic, the founded of Sydney firm Atanaskovic Hartnell, could come across as “rude” but he was other times a “model of civility and […]

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