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Liquidators appeal at their own risk as to costs

Liquidators are encouraged to seek advice or directions from the Court as to the discharge of their responsibilities. But who bears the costs of such proceedings, of the liquidator and of any contradictor involved? In the recent decision of McDer...

Published by Foez Dewan
4 June, 2019
Government and Administrative Law

Validity of holding DOCAs confirmed by High Court of Australia

In a previous article (which can be viewed here), we discussed the High Court’s grants of special leave ...

Published by Andrew Lacey
24 September, 2018

Employers held personally liable after hiding behind sham companies

Employers using complex corporate structures to exploit workers beware: the court can, and will, hold directors personally liable for using such structures to avoid their obligations under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).   Ba...

Published by McCabes News
13 September, 2018

Employers of casual workers take note: Fair Work Commission decides to include casual conversion clauses in all modern awards

Employers should plan ahead regarding the conversion of long-term casual employees to permanent full or part time employment. The Fair Work Commission has ruled that casual conversion clauses and minimum periods of engagement for casual employees mus...

Published by McCabes News
28 July, 2017

BOOT appraisal – does every provision in an enterprise agreement have to be more beneficial?

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has recently handed down a decision in Re AKN Pty Ltd T/A Aitkin Crane Services [2015] FWCFB 1833. The Full Bench upheld the appeal from AKN Pty Ltd t/a Aitkin Crane Services (AKN) ...

Published by McCabes News
12 May, 2015

$3 Million Redundancy Policy Incorporated in CEO’s Contract

A former CEO of ABN AMRO Australia Holdings Limited (AAAH) has been awarded over $3 million after the NSW Supreme Court in James v Royal Bank of Scotland [2015] NSWSC 243 found an employment contract clause which bound the C...

Published by McCabes News
23 April, 2015

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