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Ultra Tune v ACCC - Round II
Wednesday 25 September 2019 posted in Franchising & Retail

Readers may recall that in January 2019, Ultra Tune Australia was hit by the Federal Court with a massive penalty of $2.6 million for breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct - with this penalty including $1.1 million for breaches of disclosure obligations. Holman Webb previously reported on this matter.

Grounding Illegal Phoenix Activity: Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Bill 2019
Monday 23 September 2019 / by Shane Roberts and Sam Marsh posted in Business, Corporate & Commercial

In the 2018 Federal Budget, the government announced that it proposed to reform relevant legislation so that regulators could more efficiently curtail illegal phoenix activity.

LinkedIn Connections – Who do They Belong to?
Thursday 19 September 2019 / by Grace Gunn posted in Workplace Relations

There are a wide range of factors that both employers and employees must take into consideration when ending an employment relationship. Whilst many points on the "end-of-employment checklist" are simple to action and take place without issue, one increasingly common point of contention is the question of what happens to the LinkedIn connections formed by an employee in the course of their employment.

Work Health and Safety Guidelines for Labour Hire Employers
Thursday 12 September 2019 / by Ethan Brawn posted in Workplace Relations

There have been recent concerns surrounding the maintenance of acceptable safety standards in labour hire between employers and host employers. As these arrangements can be complex, Safe Work Australia has released a compliance guide under work health and safety laws - Labour hire: duties of persons conducting a business or undertaking.

Late Motor Accident Claims: What Constitutes a ‘Full and Satisfactory’ Explanation?
Thursday 12 September 2019 / by Natasha Miller posted in Insurance

As the tide goes out on the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 ('MACA'), the Supreme Court has at last clarified a contentious issue in Section 73 of the MACA, which relates to the late making of claims.

The Importance of Putting Evidence to a Witness in Cross-Examination
Monday 9 September 2019 / by Natasha Miller and Amber Burton posted in Insurance

Holman Webb is pleased to relay our CTP Insurance team's success in relation to the case of Qui v Obeid [2019] NSWCA 207 ('Qui v Obeid').

What are we Learning From Royal Commissions and Inquiries?

Working steadily with broad coercive powers, numerous and highly visible Royal Commissions in Australia have uncovered shocking examples of corrupted cultures in organisations that must be concentrating the minds of directors everywhere.

Podcast - Business Development’s Role in Building Client Relationships and Forging Partnerships
Wednesday 4 September 2019 / by Holman Webb

Holman Webb Chief Marketing and Corporate Relations Officer Adriana Giometti recently caught up with Robert Patterson of Parkins Lane and Paul Evans of Toro Digital in their latest episode of their Professionally Challenged podcast.

Issuing Proceedings Directly Against an Insurer in NSW: The Well Settled Criteria
Friday 30 August 2019 / by John Van de Poll and Charbel Trad posted in Insurance

With the enactment of the Civil Liability (Third Party Claims Against Insurers) Act 2017 ('the Act'), comes the ability of parties to issue or maintain proceedings directly against the insurer under section 4 of the Act in circumstances where there is an insured person with an insured liability.

What Just Eat's merger with Takeaway.com means for Australia's restaurant sector
Wednesday 28 August 2019 / by Corinne Attard posted in Franchising & Retail

UK-based online food order and delivery company Just Eat, and Dutch rival Takeaway.com have agreed to proceed with consolidation, creating one of the largest delivery companies in the world outside of China.

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