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Friday, 27 March 2015

Darwin business caught underpaying night-shift workers almost $40,000

A Darwin business has been forced to back-pay 16 employees almost $40,000 after they did not receive night-shift penalty rates for three years. by Broede Carmody

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Tribunal finds morning sickness a workplace disability

A Victorian worker has won a civil lawsuit against her employer after VCAT this week found she was discriminated against for having morning sickness. by Kirsten Robb

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Cleaning franchise fined $500,000 for unconscionable conduct; Alphatise accounts leaked following collapse: Midday Roundup

Collapsed professional cleaning franchise Coverall Melbourne has been taken to the cleaners. by Andrew Sadauskas

The battle of the granny flats: Cubitt’s sues Granny Flat Projects for copyright theft

Two Australian small businesses will face off in the Federal Court over allegations one of the builders has been trading off the other’s designs and marketing material. by Eloise Keating

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Legal battle set to heat up after Wendys abandons Adelaide headquarters

Ice-cream and hot-dog chain Wendys is facing potential legal action on a new front, after the company allegedly abandoned its headquarters in Adelaide late last year. by Andrew Sadauskas

Bikini battle: fitness gurus Kayla Itsines and Leanne ‘Banana Girl’ Ratcliffe in defamation clash

Two Adelaide businesswomen are fighting a messy social media defamation battle in the South Australian Supreme Court over YouTube videos. by Kirsten Robb

Former EY executive gets 11 year jail sentence for $450 million fraud

A former executive of Ernst & Young has been handed an 11-year jail sentence for his role in an elaborate tax fraud that involved a mysterious company in the Cayman Islands and one of Australia’s largest banks. by Eloise Keating

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Federal Court finds collapsed business duped SMEs into buying workplace safety gear

Small businesses across the country were coerced into purchasing first aid kits and safety wall charts by a company purporting to be a government agency, the Federal Court has ruled. by Eloise Keating

Who's next? The ACCC’s priority industries for 2015

The ACCC is warning about a looming crackdown on a number of key sectors, with businesses in the health sector among the targets. by Tanya Jackson
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