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HTMLHow to Contain Construction Disputes
John B. Cooper; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2016, previously published on December 2015
Imagine if, when a dispute involving defective design or defective construction first arose, it could be dealt with in a safe environment so that the defects could be remedied and the possible impacts of them limited, reduced or avoided?

 

HTMLAustralian High Court Finds Liquidators Are Not Required to Set Aside Money for Pre-Assessed Tax Liabilities
Philip Hoser, Tim L'Estrange; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
December 30, 2015, previously published on December 2015
The liquidators of Australian Building Systems Pty Ltd ("ABS") caused ABS to enter into a contract for the sale of real property, which gave rise to a capital gain tax event. The liquidators sought a private ruling from the Commissioner of Tax on the question of whether they had an...

 

HTMLAustralia Announces Bankruptcy Changes-Moves Toward US Position
Philip Hoser; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
December 30, 2015, previously published on December 2015
Although most western legal systems have recognised for some decades the public benefit in rehabilitating failed enterprises, some countries do it better than others. To some extent, this is because of differences in local legislation (sometimes small, but with far-reaching effects), which either...

 

HTML200 Hours for Failing to Answer Australia's Antitrust Regulator's Questions
Prudence J. Smith, Nick Taylor; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2015, previously published on November 2015
In support of its competition law enforcement authority, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) employs a wide range of techniques to gather evidence. Possibly the most effective is its statutory powers under section 155 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act). As...

 

HTMLAdverse Action Claim Dismissed after Employer Found to Have No Knowledge of Employee's Depression
Adam Salter; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
December 7, 2015, previously published on November 2015
In Kubat v Northern Health [2015] FCCA 3050 (17 November 2015), the Federal Court dismissed an employee's claim that disciplinary action taken against her and her eventual dismissal amounted to unlawful adverse action taken due to her mental illness.

 

HTMLFair Work Commission Reports Increase in General Protections Disputes
Adam Salter; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
December 7, 2015, previously published on November 2015
The Fair Work Commission Annual Report for 2014-15 ("Annual Report") notes a 17.5 percent increase in general protections disputes involving dismissal compared with 2013-14.

 

HTMLABS Data Reveals Decline in Trade Union Membership
Adam Salter; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
December 7, 2015, previously published on November 2015
On 27 October 2015, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released the results of its 2014 Characteristics of Employment Survey ("Survey"), revealing a significant decline in trade union membership to 1.7 million Australians. The Survey found that in August 2014, only 15 percent of people...

 

HTMLVictorian Education Department Found to Have Unlawfully Deducted $20 Million for Laptop Use
Adam Salter; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
December 7, 2015, previously published on November 2015
In Australian Education Union v State of Victoria (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development) [2015] FCA 1196 (6 November 2015), the Federal Court found that the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development ("DEECD") had breached the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)...

 

HTMLHouse of Representatives Passes Amendments to the Greenfields Agreement Provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)
Adam Salter; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
December 7, 2015, previously published on November 2015
On 11 November 2015, the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 ("Bill") passed its final hurdle as the House of Representatives approved the Senate's amendments to the greenfields provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). The Bill is intended to ensure that enterprise agreements are negotiated...

 

HTMLDecisions, Decisions, Decisions: A Guide to Effective Procurement Contracting in Australia
Gregory K. Begaud, John B. Cooper; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2015, previously published on November 2015
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”

 


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