Fair Work Commission Penalty Rate Reductions – 23 February 2017
Throughout 2015 and 2016, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission ('FBFWC') has taken submissions, and heard evidence, over a total of 39 hearing days, regarding the variation of weekend and public holiday penalty rates, for six modern awards, in the hospitality and retail sectors. Today, the FBFWC decided to vary Sunday, Public Holiday, and Late Night penalty rates in some of these awards.
Franchising Cases 2016: Lessons Learned
2016 was an interesting year in the franchising and business sector, with the introduction of new laws relating to unfair contract terms, high-profile scandals regarding employee underpayments and the collapse of several large and previously successful retail brands. This article provides a summary of some of the interesting franchising court cases decided in 2016 and the lessons to be learned fro...
Cross-Border Insolvency Disputes – It’s All In The Detail
The Cross-Border Insolvency Act 2008 (Cth) (Act) has undeniably simplified international insolvency disputes. But some recent cases highlight that there might be more to the law than meets the eye. These case reports from Alicia Hill and Nicholas Yusuf cover some recent decisions and their practical impact for insolvency practitioners.