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Introduction The financing of lease contracts by way principal and agent (“P&A”) agreement is a common commercial technique to enhance the supply of business equipment in Australia.
Posted on:
18 Mar 2019
It has become a practice to provide our readers with a quarterly update of potential significant developments and reforms about which all employers should, at a minimum, be aware. We encourage our readers to start thinking about these issues and those aspects that may affect them, so they can take appropriate steps to protect their business.
Posted on:
15 Mar 2019
Butler Market Gardens Pty Ltd v GG & PM Burrell Pty Ltd [2018] VSC 768 Key points:
Posted on:
14 Mar 2019
In the Australian Competitor and Consumer Comission’s (ACCC) first ‘gun jumping’ case, the Federal Court of Australia has ruled that Cryosite Limited (Cryosite) is to pay penalties for engaging in cartel conduct through entering into an asset sale agreement with competitor company Cell Care Australia Pty Ltd (Cell Care).  What is gun jumping? When merger or acquisition parties are competitors and they combine or coordinate their conduct before the actual completion of the transaction, this is known as gun jumping.  What happened?
Posted on:
11 Mar 2019
So what's so special about Australia?  The white sandy beaches, the blue skies and warm days, the vast stretches of untouched land ... the clichés go on. What you don't hear much about is the steady growth figures, the favourable investment and business environment, the stability of the economy, and ... here also the list really does go on. Australia is prosperous.
Posted on:
5 Mar 2019
To maximise the likelihood of on time progress payments on a construction project, it is critical that contractors ensure that progress claims comply with Victoria’s Security of Payment legislation.  Here are 5 tips for a valid Security of Payments claim:
Posted on:
1 Mar 2019
The most effective way of ensuring a productive, harmonious and safe workplace is to create a workplace culture that fosters and nurtures the core values, standards and behavioural and performance requirements of the employer. Policies are important in in this regard as they helps reinforce and clarify the standards expected of employees and allows the employer to manage staff more effectively.
Posted on:
1 Mar 2019
In this article we examine the New South Wales Court of Appeal's decision in Network Ten Pty Ltd v TX Australia Pty Ltd [2018] NSWCA 312, where it was recently decided that 'the tribe has NOT spoken' in relation to Network Ten's seemingly never-ending legal battles, setting aside the declarations of the primary judge and dismissing proceedings in relation to a joint venture expert determination clause.
Posted on:
28 Feb 2019
It is not that uncommon for employers to mistakenly overpay an employee, or to allow employees to take leave in advance, resulting in a benefit to the employee. The question then arises as to whether the employer can recoup the overpayment.
Posted on:
15 Feb 2019
Welcome back to all our readers and best wishes for a successful 2019!
Posted on:
1 Feb 2019

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