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Thursday, 18 December 2014

“Embarrassed and humiliated”: Job seeker awarded $5000 after being asked for age and gender on Woolies job form

A Queensland job seeker has been awarded $5000 in damages after supermarket giant Woolworths asked him to state his age and gender on a job application, breaching anti-discrimination laws. by Kirsten Robb

Anti-bullying order revoked after worker declares colleague pumping iron on the balcony no longer a problem

The Fair Work Commission has revoked its only substantial bullying order of the year after the employee involved declared the conflict between her and her male colleague was now “negligible”. by Kirsten Robb

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Coconut water business cops flak for false and misleading claims

Endorsed by celebrities from Lara Bingle to Madonna, coconut water is in the spotlight after Australian business H2Coco acknowledged making potentially misleading claims. by Cara Waters

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Rich Listers Harold Mitchell and Bob Jane to slug it out in court over $300,000 debt

Two Melbourne Rich Listers are set to battle it out in court after former ad man Harold Mitchell issued legal proceedings against automotive entrepreneur Bob Jane. by Cara Waters

We “crossed the line”: Coles coughs up $10 million and an apology over supplier bullying allegations

Coles has agreed to pay a $10 million penalty to resolve its ongoing court battles with the ACCC, admitting it pressured small suppliers to pay ongoing rebates. by Kirsten Robb

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Food for thought: Lessons for business from the ACCC’s spotlight on food labelling and production

As consumers increasingly seek out local food producers who utilise high quality, ethical and sustainable production methods, the ACCC has increased its focus on companies in the food production and manufacturing industry. by Tanya Jackson and Alexandra Ottens

ASIC forced to wind up 32 companies owing $1.4 million this year

ASIC has used its powers to wind up 32 collapsed companies this year in a bid to help 99 employees recoup more than $1.4 million in entitlements. by Eloise Keating

Ultra Tune founder and Rich Lister embroiled in dispute over thousands of dollars in dog cleaning stoush

Millionaire Ultra Tune boss Sean Buckley says he will appeal an order to pay $4200 to a veterinary clinic for the treatment of his two pet dogs. by Eloise Keating

Fizzer of a case: ‘Champagne’ Jayne in one-woman legal battle against French champagne body

Australian business woman Jayne Powell is battling the CICV in the Federal Court today over her use of the name ‘Champagne Jayne’. by Cara Waters
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