Corrs In Brief

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

“Stop whingeing!” - Which employment complaints could lead to an adverse action claim?

21 November 2014

The decision in Evans v Trilab Pty Ltd has again raised for consideration the nature of the “workplace rights” that form the basis of the protections offered to employees under Part 3-1 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

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New franchising code of conduct to commence 1 January 2015

17 November 2014

The most significant changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct since its introduction in 1998 will come in to effect on 1 January 2015 following the commencement of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Regulation 2014.

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Federal Court rules media leaks are not protected industrial action

14 November 2014

In this In Brief, we examine the decisions and its implications for employers when confronted with non-conventional forms of “industrial action” in bargaining disputes.

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NSW environmental laws to be strengthened and penalties increased

7 November 2014

The Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2014 (NSW) forms part of the State Government's broader package of measures to strengthen environmental laws in NSW.

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Much ado about something - Workplace bullying round up

7 November 2014

In this In Brief, we consider recent developments in the anti-bullying jurisdiction of the Fair Work Commission under Part 6-4B of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

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Australian Industry Growth Centres Initiative - Fostering excellence, not dependence?

7 November 2014

The Federal Government has committed $188.5 million in funding for key Australian growth sectors over the next four years.

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Giving foreign pension funds a fair go - MIT withholding tax changes

4 November 2014

The Federal Government has proposed amendments that will allow foreign pension and sovereign wealth funds to access the Managed Investment Trust (MIT) withholding tax regime.

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Wherever you go, I will follow you - Professional Engineers Act 2002 (Qld) applies to engineers outside Queensland

3 November 2014

The Queensland Government has passed amending legislation which clarifies the application of the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (Qld) to engineers performing engineering services outside Queensland.

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WA WHS Green Bill released for 3-month consultation period

24 October 2014

The Minister for Commerce, the Hon Michael Mischin MLC, has introduced the WHS Green Bill into State Parliament.

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The importance of defining the payment dispute to be adjudicated

23 October 2014

The recent Western Australian State Administrative Tribunal decision in Alliance Contracting Pty Ltd and Tenix SDR Pty Ltd [2014] WASAT 136 is interesting for three reasons.

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