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Clayton Utz | Australia | 1 Feb 2018

Late arrivals can spoil the party: FWC reinforces consultation required with all bargaining representatives

Employers bargaining for a new enterprise agreement who want their voting process to stay on track should give all bargaining representatives a


Clayton Utz | Australia | 4 Aug 2016

Coles - the BOOT needs to fit all feet (not just the majority)

Employers must ensure the terms they've negotiated result in each employee (not just the majority of employees) being better off overall than under


Clayton Utz | Australia | 10 Nov 2011

When is a tax not a tax? When it's an "internal financial arrangement"

Fees and charges imposed by State or Territory governments on government-owned corporations are unlikely to fall foul of section 90 of the Constitution.


Clayton Utz | Australia | 30 Sep 2011

Voting on the remuneration report: government changes rules

Company chairmen will be able to vote undirected proxies on the remuneration report... eventually.


Clayton Utz | Australia | 29 Sep 2011

Expanded meaning of "industrial action" under the Fair Work Act causes PR headache for employers

"Industrial action" under the Fair Work Act can include distributing campaign information and wearing campaign uniforms.


Clayton Utz | Australia | 25 Aug 2011

Two strikes rule: a top priority this AGM season

The AGM season is fast-approaching, so what should boards and senior management be thinking about?


Clayton Utz | Australia | 10 Aug 2011

Danger: undirected proxy!

ASIC has confirmed that there is a significant problem in the new Two Strikes rule.


Clayton Utz | Australia | 9 Aug 2011

A checklist of what's new for this year's reporting season

As companies gear up for the annual reporting season, it's timely to take a look at new requirements for Annual Reports and AGMs this year.


Clayton Utz | Australia | 7 Jul 2011

Do you really know where you stand with a pre-emptive rights regime?

When drafting and interpreting pre-emptive rights arrangements, parties need to pay close attention to when those rights may or may not be triggered.


Clayton Utz | Australia | 1 Jul 2011

Two Strikes rule starts today

Under the Two Strikes rule, a listed company will be required to hold a spill vote if its remuneration report receives a 25 No vote two years in a row.

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