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Bank of Queensland Ltd v AIG Australia Ltd [2018] NSWSC 1689 (6 November 2018) In brief
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21 Nov 2018
Bank of Queensland Ltd v AIG Australia Ltd [2018] NSWSC 1689 (6 November 2018) In brief
Posted on:
21 Nov 2018
  Bank of Queensland Ltd v AIG Australia Ltd [2018] NSWSC 1689 (6 November 2018)[1]   In brief   ·         A bank settled a class action suit against it by investors in money market deposit accounts.  The bank then sought indemnity under a civil liability insurance policy, seeking the loss and defence costs incurred in defending and settling the class action.  
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19 Nov 2018
Last night I attended the eightieth commemoration of Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass at Sydney’s Great Synagogue. The events that occurred in Nazi Germany and its surrounding European countries, on Kristallnacht was the precursor to the worst atrocity committed by humans against one another in modern times, if not all times.
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9 Nov 2018
In this week’s article we consider the continued effect of the #MeToo movement on Australian workplaces, the legal definition of sexual harassment and an employer’s responsibilities in relation to sexual harassment in the workplace. Most importantly, we consider what steps employers should be taking within their business to reduce the risks in this area. We also examine a recent decision which demonstrate the changing attitude of the Fair Work Commission towards sexual harassment in the workplace.
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26 Oct 2018
Is it acceptable for an employee to approach the clients and connections of their previous employer for the benefit of a new employer? The answer to this question depends on a number of matters including whether the employee is subject to restraints preventing such conduct, whether the approaches to the clients occurs before or after the employee leaves the employment and whether the employee uses their old employer’s confidential information.
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12 Oct 2018
When an employee or independent contractor leaves a business, they have the potential to significantly damage the business by misusing confidential information and client relationships. To prevent this, many businesses utilise restraints and confidentiality clauses within their employment contracts and independent contractor agreements.
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28 Sep 2018
In this week’s article we consider the proper legal definition of casual employment and also consider a recent landmark decision of the Full Bench of the Federal Court of Australia which considered whether a casual truck driver whose employment was terminated was entitled to accrued annual leave.
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14 Sep 2018
Change management and, in particular, downsizing has the potential to present a melting pot of legal issues for employers, and there are many practical traps for organisations to consider in planning and executing redundancies especially in an economic downturn.
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31 Aug 2018

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