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Fitbit accused of “systematically plundering” competitor Jawbone’s staff to steal trade secrets

Health tracking company Fitbit has been accused of “systematically plundering” employees from a rival business in order to access trade secrets and intellectual property. by Broede Carmody
 

Aussie juice company squeezed by competition watchdog over “freshest quality” claims

An Australian juice manufacturer and a supermarket supplying its products have been slapped on the wrist by the competition watchdog for allegedly misleading consumers with false advertising. by Broede Carmody
 

Worker who claimed genital pain was irritated by workplace bullying loses compensation claim

An admin officer for the Tasmanian police who claimed her pre-existing genital pain was aggravated by “aggressive and bullying behaviour from another worker” has lost her claim for worker’s compensation. by Kirsten Robb
 

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Former Aussie Home Loans rep pleads guilty to $7 million fraud

A former credit representative of Aussie Home Loans has pleaded guilty to three charges in relation to a $7 million home loan fraud. by Eloise Keating
 

Businessman faces court after being accused of underpaying hairdressers nearly $40,000

A Perth-based businessman will front the Federal Circuit Court in Adelaide on June 3 after being accused by the Fair Work Ombudsman of underpaying two Taiwanese backpackers working as hairdressers nearly $40,000. by Andrew Sadauskas
 

Monday, 25 May 2015

Deals.com.au pays $2 million to employee in legal dispute: “We could f—k you over if we wanted”

The founders of Deals.com.au, owned by AussieCommerce have settled a legal dispute with a former employee who accused founders Adam Schwab and Jeremy Same of misleading and deceptive conduct. by Cara Waters
 

Former Fiat Chrysler CEO accused of misappropriating funds and giving cars to Shane Warne and Elizabeth Hurley

Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Australia has accused its former chief executive, Clyde Campbell, of misappropriating more than $30 million to fund his extravagant lifestyle and claimed he fraudulently gave cars away to celebrities for free. by Kirsten Robb
 

Friday, 22 May 2015

NSW government to crack down on real estate agents underquoting: “It’s our responsibility to act”

Dishonest real estate agents that publicly quote a price they know to be significantly less than what a property is worth are the target of a new raft of legislation to be introduced in New South Wales. by Kirsten Robb
 

Queensland security contractor hit with $90,000 in penalties after failing to back-pay four employees $10,000

A security contractor in regional Queensland has been penalised $90,000 by the Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane after failing to back-pay four employees nearly $10,000. by Broede Carmody
 
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