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Michael Bishop2018-06-19T01:39:43+00:00

2017 LIV Fun Run

Each year, hundreds of legal professionals and law students gather in Melbourne and take to the LIV track. This year our own Michael Bishop won the 8km run. We are very proud of his achievement and congratulate him on the win. [...]

November 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Potential liability of franchisors and holding companies for breach of workplace laws – Vulnerable workers legislation commences

Extended liability for franchisors and holding companies Recently, the Fair Work Act has undergone a number of amendments as a result of the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017. Importantly, the amendment introduced new accessorial liability provisions that will apply from the 27 [...]

November 1st, 2017|Categories: Commercial, Employment Law|Tags: |

New Safe Harbour Provisions – Directors’ protection in insolvent trading situations

Australia’s insolvent trading laws are set to be drastically altered by the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 2) Bill 2017 (Bill), which was passed by the senate on 11 September 2017. The imposition of personal liability on company directors for company debts in [...]

September 25th, 2017|Categories: Insolvency|Tags: , |

Avoid suspension until re-compliance by announcing backdoor listing transaction

In May 2016, the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) changed its policy on backdoor listings so that an entity’s securities will be suspended immediately from the announcement of a backdoor listing transaction. However, the ASX has now relaxed this policy change by allowing entities to avoid [...]

August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Corporate|Tags: , |

Are you paying your employees correctly? … Avoid an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman

Recently the Fair Work Ombudsman (the Ombudsman) has been investigating a spate of underpayment of wages and overtime claims (Claims) and has commenced investigations into these Claims and the businesses allegedly perpetrating them. Who is the Ombudsman and what are their powers when conducting an [...]

July 26th, 2017|Categories: Employment Law|Tags: , , |