Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Summary of the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017

On 14 September 2017, the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 received royal assent and became new law called the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 (Cth).

This article summarises key features of the Act.

UPDATE: Is Your Business To Business Lease Governed By The Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic)?

After entering into a lease contract for a cold storage facility in 2012, a dispute arose between the tenant and the landlord. The issue was whether or not the lease was considered to be a “retail lease” based on the permitted use. Initially, the facility was found not to be a retail premises. This decision was overturned and then revisited on appeal. We review the decision handed down on appeal and the implications for tenants and landlords.

Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 commences operation

The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 (Act) received royal assent on 14 September 2017. This means that the following changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 commenced from 15 September 2017: New and increased penalties for serious contraventions of workplace laws and record keeping obligations; New prohibitions against requiring an employee to…

FAN Conference 2017 – Important Event For Franchise Accountants And Operators

The Franchise Accountants Conference is a one-day event with speakers from The ACCC, The Fair Work Ombudsman, and experts in accounting and law.  MST Lawyers’ Principal, Alicia Hill will be speaking at the conference; providing an update for accountants on the legal aspects of franchising. This session will cover the following topics. The introduction of…