Corrs In Brief

Corrs In Brief offers the latest updates on legal issues and developments, focusing on their impact to your business and industry.

New liabilities and higher penalties on the way for franchisors and others under the Vulnerable Workers Bill

31 March 2017

Recently introduced into Parliament by the Coalition Government, the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 will introduce a number of amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)

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The cream rises to the top: Federal Court clarifies interaction of leave entitlements and public holidays

29 March 2017

In Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v Glendell Mining Pty Limited, the Federal Court of Australia has clarified the interaction of leave entitlements and public holidays under the National Employment Standards.

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Why Bus service is not good service for the purpose of Security of Payment

28 March 2017

To meet the time limits set out in the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999, the temptation is often to provide documents on a USB. But is this good service for the purpose of the Act?

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New Country of Origin Amendments to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)

27 March 2017

New amendments to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), which simplify the country of origin labelling regime and provide clarity to businesses about their responsibilities under the Australian Consumer Law, are now in effect.

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Institutional investors and the Queensland resources sector: a new challenge to clean exit

27 March 2017

Why institutional investors in Queensland could face serious issues when they realise their investment on a clean-exit basis

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Retail lease reforms in New South Wales: Key points for lessors and lessees

24 March 2017

The New South Wales Government has passed amendments to the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW). We outline the significant changes to the Act.

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Income stream products set for innovative changes as further tax concessions are considered

22 March 2017

Will new regulations open a whole new world of opportunity for superannuation funds and life insurance companies? By incentivising providers to offer these products, the draft Regulations aim to remove barriers to innovation in retirement income stre

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Assignment of defect warranties: Is your drafting sufficient?

21 March 2017

The NSW Supreme Court of Appeal has clarified that a broad assignment of rights will enable a purchaser to sue on the transferred warranty – regardless of whether the purchaser knew of the relevant defects at the time of the acquisition.

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Queensland’s Industrial Relations Reforms Are Now in Operation: Are You Ready?

20 March 2017

This article highlights the key changes to Queensland industrial relations regulation implemented by the new Industrial Relations Act 2016 (Qld), and the steps that employers should take to ensure they are prepared for them.

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Penalty, Ref?! No… FWC reduces Sunday and public holiday penalty rates in 6 modern awards

7 March 2017

As the Australian economy continues to evolve into a ‘24/7’ service model, it has been argued that the system of penalty rates no longer reflects the reality of working arrangements in many industries.

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