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HTMLIndirect Causation Accepted by Australian Court in Shareholder Claim
John Emmerig, Michael Legg; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2016, previously published on July 2016
The plaintiffs acquired HIH shares between 26 October 1998 and 15 March 2001. The plaintiffs contended, and the defendants admitted, that HIH had released misleading and deceptive financial results during this period.

 

HTMLThe Coalition's Plans to Outlaw Employer "Sweetheart Deals" with Unions
Adam Salter; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2016, previously published on June 2016
The Coalition has announced that it plans to introduce legislation amending the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) to make "sweetheart deals" between employers and unions unlawful, by adopting recommendations of the Heydon Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption ("Heydon...

 

HTMLUpdate Regarding the Coles Supermarkets Enterprise Agreement
Adam Salter; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2016, previously published on June 2016
In last month's Update, we reported that the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission ("Commission") found that the Coles Store Team Enterprise Agreement 2014-17 ("2014 Agreement") did not pass the "better off overall test" ("BOOT"). Coles was given until 10...

 

HTMLIncrease to the High Income Threshold under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)
Adam Salter; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2016, previously published on June 2016
The High Income Threshold for former employees claiming unfair dismissal under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) will increase from $136,700 to $138,900 on 1 July 2016. Under section 382, a person cannot bring a claim for unfair dismissal against a former employer where the sum of their annual rate of...

 

HTMLMajor Parties Outline Proposed Policies to Crack Down on Widespread Exploitation of Vulnerable Workers
Adam Salter; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2016, previously published on June 2016
Factual Background. In August last year, allegations came to light that large numbers of retail franchisees had systematically underpaid migrant workers, using threats and coercion to maintain workers' silence. The revelations drew public condemnation and forced the federal government and...

 

HTMLFair Work Commission Dismisses Bullying Claim for "Hurt Feelings"
Adam Salter; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2016, previously published on June 2016
The Commission has considered an application for a stop-bullying order brought by a casual receptionist against three co-workers working at a medical centre in Western Australia. The Commission dismissed the application on the basis that the alleged bullying was "over-estimated",...

 

HTMLProjects Disputes in Australia: Recent Cases
Simon Bellas, John B. Cooper, Steven W. Fleming, Stephen McComish; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2016, previously published on June 2016
In the Queensland Supreme Court, Sierra Property ("Sierra") successfully overturned an adjudication award obtained by its builder, National Construction Management ("NCM"), on the basis that the adjudicator failed to provide adequate reasons in accordance with s26(3) of the...

 

HTMLAustralian Class Action Settlements Declined Due to Substantial Detriment to Class Members
John Emmerig, Joshua Kang, Michael Legg; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2016, previously published on May 2016
The applicants and class members were investors in forestry plantation managed investment schemes that failed. Originally three inter-related class actions were commenced on 22 December 2011 in relation to schemes from 2007, 2008 and 2009. In one proceeding, the claims were made against the two...

 

HTMLAustralian Court Stops Class Action from Obtaining U.S. Courts' Assistance for Oral Depositions
John Emmerig, Michael Legg, Anthony Muratore; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
June 6, 2016, previously published on May 2016
In Jones v Treasury Wine Estates Limited [2016] FCAFC 59, Justices Gilmour, Foster and Beach were required to rule on an interlocutory application in class action proceedings filed by the respondent, Treasury Wine Estates ("TWE"), seeking orders in the nature of anti-suit injunctions in...

 

HTMLCourts Impose Harsh Penalties Against Companies and Director Found to Have Taken Adverse Action and Underpaid Foreign Workers
Adam Salter; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 31, 2016, previously published on April 2016
Factual Background. In Fair Work Ombudsman v Konsulteq Pty Ltd & Ors [2015] FCCA 182, the first and second respondents, Konsulteq Pty Ltd ("Konsulteq") and Konsulteq Upskilling and Training Services Pty Ltd ("KUTS"), were in the business of providing IT services and...

 


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