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

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: , , |

Casual Employment Arrangements Due For A Check-up Following Fair Work Commission’s Review Of Modern Awards

If you are an employer, the recent decision of the Fair Work Commission (Commission) is likely to affect the way that you manage your staff. The Commission’s decision – 4 yearly review of modern awards – Casual employment and Part-time employment [2017] FWCFC 3541 – [...]

July 19th, 2017|Categories: Employment Law|Tags: |

Restraint Of Trade Dispute Ends In Settlement Between Freehills And Its Former Partners

A bitter dispute over a restraint of trade clause has recently been settled between Herbert Smith Freehills lawyers (“Freehills”) and a cohort of its former partners, highlighting the importance of restraint clauses in the increasingly competitive market for legal services in Australia. Restraint clause challenged [...]

July 17th, 2017|Categories: Employment Law|Tags: , |