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Malaysia: Changes to Employment Act — what to expect in 2022

July 22 2022 The Covid-19 crisis has had a significant impact on the world’s labour market and job landscape. Additionally to managing hybrid working conditions…

ATO fact sheet on financial institutions making remediation payments

April 12 2021 The ATO has provided guidance on PAYG withholding and reporting obligations of financial institutions making remediation payments to customers…

38 unfair contract terms in Fuji case

August 12 2022 Fuji used 38 unfair terms in contracts with thousands of small businesses, including automatic renewal, excessive exit fees, unilateral price…

Deceitful financial advisor took couple’s life savings: $210K damages award (Vic)

June 25 2021 A couple, the Williamses, who gave money to a financial advisor to invest on their behalf, have succeeded in their damages claim in deceit and…

$52 million settlement, but lawyers & funder took $29 million

August 17 2022 The court approved a $52 million settlement in the 6 Takata airbag class actions. However, the plaintiffs will receive less than 40% of this amount…

Employment Law Case Alert (No 13/2022)

September 28 2022 The following employment law cases have been reported: Enterprise agreements: FWC could arbitrate dispute about mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy…

Separating de factor couples in WA can now split superannuation

September 28 2022 Separating de facto couples in WA will now be able to split their superannuation as part of a Family Law property settlement. This follows the…

New laws for WA de facto couples

September 28 2022 De facto couples in Western Australia are now able to apply to the Family Court of Western Australia (FCWA) for superannuation splitting orders and…

Deductions allowed for rental property repairs

September 28 2022 The AAT has held that certain expenses incurred in regard to extensive water damage to a taxpayer’s rental property were to be allowed as deductions…

Bill introduced to stop taxation on payments to Indian firms for remote technical services

September 28 2022 A Bill has been introduced to stop Australian taxation on payments or credits to Indian firms for providing certain technical services remotely (not…