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Cash Converters stung with another class action over high interest rates

Cash Converters shares are in a trading halt after the payday lender was hit with another class action lawsuit over fresh claims it overcharged borrowers for interest rates and brokerage fees. by Renee Thompson

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Corporate watchdog to chase guilty for investigation costs

Businesses and individuals that are found guilty of wrongdoing by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission will now be more frequently asked to cough up the costs of the investigation. by Renee Thompson

Myer tosses out cleaning company over subcontractor underpayments

Myer has come out on the front foot revealing it had dispensed with the services of a cleaning provider following revelations that subcontractors had underpaid staff by $6300. by Renee Thompson

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Carsales forces Carsguide to auto correct

Car classifieds website Carsales has triumphed in its legal battle against News Corp-owned rival Carsguide. by Broede Carmody

Consumer watchdog sounds warning about solar business

The South Australian consumer watchdog has warned individuals and other businesses to stay away from an unlicensed business that has been using door-to-door sales tactics to supply and install solar systems across the state. by Eloise Keating

Businessmen fined for failing to pay workers while taking home half a million dollars

Two Melbourne businessmen who paid seven backpackers nothing while paying themselves $500,000 have been fined $11,880 each by the Fair Work Ombudsman for underpayments. by Renee Thompson

Woman awarded $27,000 after being sacked for working in same office as ‘abusive’ husband

A Melbourne architectural firm has been ordered to pay a former employee $27,500 after the Fair Work Commission found the worker had been unfairly dismissed following allegedly being abused by her husband who also worked for the company. by Eloise Keating

Monday, 27 July 2015

Pizza wars heat up as Pizza Hut franchisees take head office to court

A group of 288 Pizza Hut franchisees that initiated a class action against the pizza chain’s franshisor Yum! Restaurants last year will have their day in court on Tuesday. by Eloise Keating

Friday, 24 July 2015

Same name leads to plane blame for innocent Melbourne business copping flak for WA travel agent’s screw-up

Customers of a travel agency in Western Australia were left stranded in Eastern Europe after discovering their return flights had not been booked despite paying the business to do so. by Broede Carmody
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