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Small telco provider breaches consumer code 19 times

A telco provider has been slapped on the wrist by ACMA after an investigation found it had breached 19 separate clauses of the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code. by Broede Carmody
 

Thursday, 23 October 2014

No ifs or toned butts about it: Reebok Australia cops fine for false claims about EasyTone shoes

The Federal Court today ordered Reebok Australia to pay $350,000 for making false and misleading representations about its Reebok EasyTone shoes. by Cara Waters
 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Employee to fight unfair dismissal after being sacked for personal use of company laptop

A Brisbane-based mining company employee is pushing forward with his unfair dismissal case after he was sacked for using his work laptop and broadband internet dongle while on sick leave. by Kirsten Robb
 

ASIC warns Australia a “paradise” for white-collar crime

The chairman of the corporate regulator warned Australia is a “paradise for white-collar criminals” in a speech yesterday for the Walkley Foundation. by Adam Anticaglia
 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Court finds employee unfairly dismissed after “liking” a Facebook comment

An employee in the United Kingdom has been found to be unfairly dismissed after “liking” a derogatory and threatening comment about his employer on Facebook. by Cara Waters
 

“Bad-tempered” and “aggressive” banker fails in unfair dismissal bid

A call centre banker has failed in his unfair dismissal claim before the Fair Work Commission. by Cara Waters
 

Friday, 17 October 2014

Coles hits back at ACCC and defends its behavior as “normal” and “robust”

Coles has fought back against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s allegations that it threatened suppliers. by Cara Waters
 

“No principals Scabs no guts”: No unlawful dismissal

The High Court has held that a man who was fired after calling his co-workers "scabs" will not get his job back. by Cara Waters
 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

ACCC sues Coles alleging supermarket forced suppliers into payments by threatening them

The competition watchdog commenced further legal proceedings against Coles today, alleging the supermarket giant engaged in unconscionable conduct against its suppliers. by Cara Waters
 
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