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‘Vulnerable Workers’ Changes to Fair Work Act - What Employers Need to Know!

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 22, 2017 9:06:41 AM / by Corinne Attard posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Franchising & Retail, Workplace Relations

On 15 September 2017 the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 took effect. It makes important changes to the Fair Work Act 2009. These changes potentially affect all businesses but in particular those in franchising or licensing or distribution.

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What Retirement Village Operators Need to Know About Australian Consumer Law & NSW Reforms

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2017 3:23:59 PM / by Alison Choy Flannigan & Bill Lo posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences, Property

Background

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has recently announced that it will launch an investigation of the “more serious matters being raised” in the Aveo retirement village scandal.

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Survival of the Fittest in Trade Marks Dispute

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 8, 2017 8:51:35 AM / by Daniel Jepson posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Franchising & Retail

We all know someone who is addicted to Crossfit. Not surprisingly, with its rise in popularity those behind Crossfit have taken steps to protect the brand. This includes the registration of ‘CROSSFIT’ as a trade mark all over the world. In Australia, the word ‘CROSSFIT’ has three separate registrations in a number of different classes.

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Holman Webb CFO selected as a finalist in the 2017 Executive of the Year awards

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 18, 2017 12:56:25 PM / by Holman Webb posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Recovery & Insolvency, Banking & Finance, Workplace Relations

Congratulations to our CFO, Magdalena Kosior-Molloy who has been selected as a finalist for the CFO of the Year award in the 2017 Executive of the Year awards. 

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Partner named in Who's Who Legal

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2017 3:07:55 PM / by Holman Webb posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Franchising & Retail

Congratulations to Partner, Corinne Attard, who has once again been selected by Who’s Who Legal: Franchising as one of the pre-eminent leading franchise lawyers in Australia.   

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Holman Webb Announces 10 Promotions Across Eastern Sea-Board Offices

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 3, 2017 4:17:49 PM / by John Wakefield posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Recovery & Insolvency, Insurance, Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Property

Holman Webb is delighted to announce 10 internal promotions across our Eastern Sea-Board offices, effective 1 July 2017.   These promotions span our commercial recovery and insolvency, corporate and commercial,  dispute resolution, insurance, property, and workplace relations practices.

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Compliance Alert: Award Rates Increase by 3.3% from July

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 7, 2017 8:43:32 AM / by Jenni Mandel posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Workplace Relations

Earlier this week the Fair Work Commission handed down its annual wage review decision increasing the minimum wage for award-reliant employees by 3.3%.

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How to Deal with Bullying and Harassment When Dealing with Complaints

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 5, 2017 4:30:05 PM / by Robin Young & Ethan Brawn posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences, Workplace Relations

Introduction

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Innovation in Law, the Process of Disruption.

[fa icon="calendar'] May 30, 2017 4:44:54 PM / by Holman Webb posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Recovery & Insolvency, Franchising & Retail, Banking & Finance, Food Law, Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences, Insurance, Intellectual Property Protection, Foreign Investment & Migration, Govenment, Media & Communications, Workplace Relations, Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Third Sector: Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise, Property, Technology Law

Greg Malakou, Holman Webb CEO, speaks to Business First magazine about how innovation not only gives Holman Webb a competitive advantage in the market but is also fundamental to the firm’s growth strategy.

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First Domino to fall? ACCC obtains first ‘penalty’ under the Franchising Code

[fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2017 11:28:45 AM / by Daniel Jepson posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Franchising & Retail

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd (Domino’s) has recently paid $18,000 to the ACCC in relation to two alleged breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code). According to the ACCC, this represents the first ‘penalty’ for an alleged breach of the Code since it was revamped in 2015.

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