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Type: Blog Article

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  • 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.

MST Lawyers

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Type: Blog Article

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  • Is your business to business lease governed by the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic)?

    There has been a gradual broadening of leases that fall within the definition of “retail” under the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic) (RLA). It is important that you understand your rights and obligations under these revisions. For many there is still confusion as to whether or not the RLA applies to various leases where the permitted use is for services.

  • Scope widened for Will challenges by stepchildren

    In early 2015, new laws relating to Will challenges were introduced in Victoria. These amendments created new eligibility requirements for making an estate claim. The Supreme Court recently endorsed a broad definition of a "stepchild" to include a child of the deceased's domestic partner.

MST Lawyers

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Type: Blog Article

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Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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  • Parenting orders and court proceedings. Can you legally travel overseas with your children?

    Separated parents must adhere to parenting orders and other legal obligations when considering travelling with their children. Failing to do so can result in significant and long-term consequences.

  • Going, Going, Gone: Real Estate Agent Franchisor’s Liability Downsized

    Important news for real estate franchisors. A recent Supreme Court of Victoria ruling has greatly reduced the risk of franchisors being found jointly and severally liable for the misconduct or negligence of their franchisees.

  • Consideration when bringing legal proceedings

    Prior to commencing litigation in any jurisdiction serious consideration needs to be given to whether the commencing party has a claim to bring which has the prospect of being successful and whether there are sufficient financial resources to see the proceedings through to the end. This article considers a case where a lack of apparent financial resources of the commencing party resulted in the ...

  • Is this good news? ACCC reports significant drop in the number of franchising complaints

    Since the introduction of the new Franchising Code in January 2015, there has been a drop in the number of franchisees reporting issues to the ACCC. This is in contrast to overall complaint volumes received by the regulator, which have increased significantly over the two years.

  • ‘Tis the Season to Update Your Will and Enduring Powers of Attorney

    For many families, experiencing the grief of losing a beloved family member is compounded by having to negotiate stressful litigation due to the lack of a current legal Will. As the new year gets underway, it is advised that you take the time to review or prepare your estate planning to ensure some peace of mind for the important people in your life.

  • Australia’s consumer legislation: NOT girt by sea

    Businesses operating in Australia are expected to respect and operate within the guidelines set within our Federal laws. Failure to do so can lead to substantial penalties as incurred by Valve Corporation.

  • Breaking the law to retrieve a child snatched by a parent

    Over 200 Australian children are abducted every year by their own parents and taken overseas, usually as a result of a custody battle. Listen to MST Lawyers' Senior Associate and Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, Amanda Humphreys, as she interviews with Andrew West of the ABC Radio National's Summer Breakfast answering questions about child abduction

  • The Importance Of Understanding Your Franchise Agreement

    Modern franchise agreements are becoming increasingly complex and contracting parties need to fully understand their rights and duties under them. As this article demonstrates, clear and specific language can make all the difference to court outcomes should disputes arise.

  • Food Industry Franchise Workers Targeted By New Union

    It is the mission of the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union to bring back penalty rates for employees of major retail and fast food chains. Will they be successful and what will it mean?

  • Workplace Christmas Party Pitfalls

    With Christmas fast approaching, companies are in the throes of hosting their 2016 Christmas parties. To avoid a litigious start to the new year, it is important that employers remind their staff of their responsibilities.

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Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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