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Lawyer’s name removed from roll after ‘disgraceful, disturbing and dishonourable’ conduct
Legal Ethics 2021-11-12 9:16 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Queensland lawyer’s name has been removed from the local roll after eight weeks of “disgraceful, disturbing and dishonourable” conduct while unlawfully acting for a […]

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Woolworths class action settlement to cover $1.75M legal bill, but no payout for group members
Employment 2021-11-12 11:06 am By Miklos Bolza

Woolworths has agreed to pay $1.75 million in Adero Law’s legal costs as part of a settlement of an underpayments class action which will see […]

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Lawyer accuses IP firm of sacking her for complaints of bullying
Employment 2021-11-10 10:49 am By Christine Caulfield

A trade mark attorney has sued boutique IP firm Marquette, alleging she was fired for complaining about her treatment by a supervisor who had been […]

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Maurice Blackburn sued for negligence for filing lawsuit out of time
Professional Negligence 2021-11-09 2:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

Maurice Blackburn is being sued by a factory worker who claims the law firm’s negligence in failing to file a lawsuit on time cost him […]

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Judge concedes he had no power to jail tour operator for 12 months
Courts 2021-11-08 2:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has admitted in a $2 million false imprisonment lawsuit against him that he had no power to sentence the owner of a Cairns […]

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Labour hire firms may face class action over ‘indentured slavery’ of South Pacific Islanders
Class Actions 2021-11-05 4:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Several labour hire firms and the Morrison government are facing a potential class action for allegedly forcing South Pacific Islanders to work on Australian farms […]

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Court won’t block Monash Health from terminating unvaccinated nurses
Coronavirus 2021-11-03 3:13 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A court has struck down a bid by unvaccinated nurses to restrain Monash Health from terminating their employment in accordance with the Victorian COVID-19 public […]

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Judge weighs exemption from Victoria’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for 134 workers
Coronavirus 2021-11-03 8:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A group of 134 workers in healthcare, education and construction have argued a judge should grant them a temporary exemption from Victoria’s direction mandating essential […]

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High Court upholds challenge to backpacker tax
Employment 2021-11-03 4:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has found a 15 per cent ‘backpacker tax’ imposed on holders of Australian working holiday visas violates a double taxation agreement between […]

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Seven McDonald’s franchises now facing lawsuits over unpaid rest breaks
Employment 2021-11-01 6:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A McDonald’s franchise has been hit with a lawsuit accusing it of deliberately withholding workers’ paid rest breaks and committing “horrifying” and “shameful” violations of […]

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