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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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COVID-19 sees Virgin administrators absolved of liability on unprecedented scale
Restructuring & Insolvency May 15, 2020 4:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The administrators of Virgin Australia have been absolved of personal liability for the ongoing operation of the embattled airline on an unprecedented scale, with Australia’s […]

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Fourth class action inquiry in six years exposes sharp divides
Class Actions May 13, 2020 12:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

A new parliamentary inquiry into the class action regime in Australia will go ahead as planned, Attorney-General Christian Porter said Wednesday, a move backed by […]

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Return-to-work anxiety looms for many lawyers
Coronavirus May 13, 2020 10:30 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The prospect of returning to the office may be increasing levels of anxiety among some lawyers, who work in a profession rife with mental health […]

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Theme park worker’s refusal to take leave once a week unreasonable under JobKeeper, FWC says
Employment May 13, 2020 10:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

The refusal by a Village Roadshow Theme Parks worker to take one day’s annual leave every week while she is on the JobKeeper subsidy was […]

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Another global law firm cuts partner compensation
Business of Law May 12, 2020 5:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A global law firm with two offices in Australia will temporarily suspend partner draws due to the coronavirus health crisis. US-based litigation firm Quinn Emanuel […]

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Class action to be filed over COVID-19 outbreak on Greg Mortimer cruise
Class Actions May 11, 2020 3:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

A class action is expected to be launched this week on behalf of hundreds of passengers and crew of the Greg Mortimer cruise liner who […]

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7-Eleven class action trial delayed due to coronavirus
Class Actions May 8, 2020 6:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

The parties in two class actions against 7-Eleven brought on behalf of franchisees have agreed to delay an upcoming hearing by ten months, due to […]

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Coronavirus downturn ripe ground for law firm partner poaching
Business of Law May 7, 2020 6:36 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Economic uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic could see an increase in partner poaching among law firms in the coming months, according to several industry experts. […]

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Vocus ruling cements return to class action book building by funders
Analysis May 5, 2020 10:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

A decision this week rejecting a proposed common fund order at the settlement approval stage of a class action against teleco Vocus has dashed the […]

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