Corrs In Brief

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

Irreconcilable differences: FWC Full Bench refuses approval of bakery agreement

5 May 2017

In SDAEA v Beechworth Bakery Employee Co Pty Ltd t/a Beechworth Bakery [2017] FWCFB 1664, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission upheld the union’s appeal against approval of an enterprise agreement.

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Any Port in a Storm? Analysing safe harbour and ipso facto insolvency reforms

5 May 2017

Do the draft amendments to the Corporations Act go far enough in helping companies seeking restructuring get back on track?

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Government responds to Trade Unions Royal Commission with the Corrupting Benefits Bill 2017

26 April 2017

On 22 March 2017, the Coalition Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Corrupting Benefits) Bill 2017 into Parliament, which seeks to implement a number of key recommendations from the 2015 Trade Unions Royal Commission.

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Standards Australia abandons AS 11000

13 April 2017

AS 2124 & AS 4000 to remain – Standards Australia has cancelled all further developments of AS 11000

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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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