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HTMLAustralia Seeks Tougher Penalties and Makes Increased Use of Commitments in Settlements
Prudence Smith, Nick Taylor; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2016, previously published on August 2016
We have in recent alerts discussed the increasingly aggressive enforcement activities of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Unremittingly higher penalties is one unfortunate characteristic of the ACCC's enforcement program, mitigated somewhat by its willingness to accept...

 

HTMLY2K or Reverse Big Bang?
Chris Ahern, Giles P. Elliott, Neil Ferguson, John Phillips, David A. Roberts; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2016, previously published on August 2016
As the Millennium approached, concerns about computer systems malfunctions, and the possible impact of what became known as Y2K, grew to the point that nearly all large organisations had Y2K task forces and contingency plans. The history is well known. 1 January 2000 came and went, and the Y2K...

 

HTMLPublicized Dawn Raid Evidences Australia's Vigorous Approach to Antitrust Investigations
Prudence Smith, Nicolas Taylor; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2016, previously published on August 2016
A dawn raid on a high-profile target conducted last week by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) highlights this enforcer's recent aggressiveness in investigations. Use of such powerful tools to collect evidence is part of Australia's recent strategy on criminal prosecution of...

 

HTMLNew Zealand Authorities Impose Fine for Real Estate Agency Price Fixing
Prudence Smith, Nick Taylor; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 3, 2016, previously published on July 2016
New Zealand's High Court has fined a real estate agency that engaged in price fixing and other anticompetitive conduct in the Manawatu real estate market. Unique Realty Limited had entered into an agreement with at least 10 other agencies to pass on to home sellers, rather than to absorb, listing...

 

HTMLAustralia's First Criminal Prosecution of Price Fixing
Prudence Smith, Nick Taylor; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 3, 2016, previously published on July 2016
A Japanese shipping company has pled guilty in the first criminal price fixing prosecution by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Other companies still are under investigation in the same case. This first criminal prosecution will mark a new trend in competition law...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 


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