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Court halts SBS executive's defection to Aunty

A high-powered consultant with public broadcaster SBS has been temporarily stopped from taking up a role with the ABC and sharing confidential information with the rival network, after the NSW Supreme Court issued an interlocutory injunction.


Company wins former employees' first-year profits

Two managers must pay their former employer almost $50,000 in profits earned from a joint venture they established before moving to a competitor, after a Federal Court ruling.

Not bankable: Appeal court slashes chief executive's $3m payout

An appeal court has reduced the $3m severance and bonus payout awarded to an investment bank chief executive dislodged after a global takeover, while it has granted the bank's head of global markets an exit payment of almost $400,000.


Accountant fails to overturn restraint clause

An accountant, who agreed to sell his practice and its services over a four-year period will continue to be restricted from practising, after an appeal court rejected his argument that restraints of trade no longer applied.

Pre-trial deficiencies "commonplace" in adverse action claims: Judge

The Federal Court has rejected a major external service provider's bid for costs stemming from a failed adverse action and breach of contract claim, in a ruling that canvasses the "commonplace" difficulties parties can face when preparing for trial.


FWC flushes away employer's trust and confidence qualms

The FWC has reinstated a portable toilet delivery driver sacked for a safety breach, after rejecting his employer's claims that he shouldn't be returned to the job because it no longer had trust and confidence in him.