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81 Penalties Handed Down Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Friday 4 October 2019 / by Tal Williams posted in Business, Corporate & Commercial

As many readers will be aware, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May 2018. Since the introduction of the regulation, there have been a range of interesting developments, some of which this piece takes a close look at.


Insurance Breakfast Seminar: Privacy | GDPR | Data Breaches - 18 October 2019
Friday 27 September 2019 / by Holman Webb posted in Business, Corporate & Commercial Insurance

Holman Webb's Insurance Team is delighted to invite readers to attend our upcoming October insurance breakfast seminar. 


Mandatory Data Breach Reporting: Employees Continue to be a Major Contributing Factor
Wednesday 25 September 2019 / by Tal Williams posted in Business, Corporate & Commercial Technology Law

Many readers will be aware that the mandatory data breach reporting requirements in Australia have been in operation since February of 2018. In September last year Holman Webb reported on the statistics provided by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner relating to the quarter ending July 2018.


Ultra Tune v ACCC - Round II
Wednesday 25 September 2019 / by Corinne Attard 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.


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