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The great escape! The employer escapes liability but the principal contractor gets caught in the spotlight.

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • April 8 2015

In similar circumstances to the New South Wales Court of Appeal decision of Darling Shire Council v Sweeney, the New South Wales Supreme Court Bench

When is a principal liable to the employee of a sub-contractor?

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • April 8 2015

The New South Wales Court Appeal recently considered this issue in Central Darling Shire Council v Greeney 2015 NSWCA 51. In this matter, the

If you prepare Binding Death Benefit Nominations for clients, you must be aware of this recent tragic case

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • March 27 2015

If you prepare Binding Death Benefit Nominations (BDBNs) for clients, you need to take note of the decision in Munro v Munro. In that case the BDBN

A timely reminder franchisors ‘intentional recklessness’ leads to pecuniary penalties of $500,000

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • March 26 2015

With the recent amendment of the Franchising Code, the case of Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v South East Melbourne Cleaning Pty Ltd

Warn, or erect a barricade over stairs in a charter boat

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
  • -
  • March 19 2015

In Ellery v Sunsail (Australia) Pty Ltd 2014 QDC 285 Devereaux SC DCJ found a charter boat operator was required to warn of the risk posed by a set

Hiring employees - are the questions you ask discriminatory?

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • March 19 2015

Nowadays, in the recruitment process, potential employees often submit online application forms that require personal information including name

No liability for being struck by boom gate

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • March 19 2015

The operator of a car park has not been found liable for injuries allegedly sustained by the Plaintiff when she was struck by a descending boom gate

Bullying under Fair Work Act: 12 months on

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • March 19 2015

In January 2014, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) began exercising its newly vested jurisdiction to make orders in relation to workplace bullying under

Serious misconduct did it just become easier to summarily dismiss employees?

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • March 19 2015

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales has demonstrated how carefully drafted employment agreements can make it easier for

The High Court revisits pure economic loss: Brookfield Multiplex Limited v Owners Corporation Structure Plan 61288 2014 HCA 36

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • March 19 2015

In this matter the Owners of strata-titled serviced apartments in Chatswood New South Wales ("the Owners") brought proceedings against Brookfield