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Accountants allege employer's unethical behaviour voided contracts

A court has cleared the way for two accountants fighting a restraint of trade case to argue that their contracts were void if their employer breached implied terms requiring it to act lawfully and in accordance with the industry's code of ethics.

Contempt fine for worker who breached "dense" undertakings

A Supreme Court judge has penalised but stopped short of jailing a salesperson for contempt, finding it likely he struggled to understand the "dense" undertakings he gave that he would not compete against his former employer for business.


"Arbitrary" coverage of high earners sinks deal

The FWC has rejected a coal mining deal that would have let a new Qube subsidiary "arbitrarily" determine coverage by excluding those paid above the high-income threshold.

Agent breached fiduciary duty by poaching players: Court

A Federal Court judge has ordered two directors of a National Rugby League player management company to account for historic and future profits after finding they poached clients from their previous employer.


Rotary penalised for "striking at heart" of workplace laws

Rotary International's "egregious" dismissal of a Sydney-based manager who initiated an adverse action claim has earned it a $50,000 fine from a judge who singled out the organisation's US-based No.2 for her role in a breach that "struck at the heart" of Australian workplace laws.

Regular work, not hours, the key to casual status: Bench

An FWC full bench has allowed a casual worker to claim unfair dismissal after finding a senior tribunal member wrongly focussed on her irregular "pattern" of days and hours in holding she had not met the minimum employment period.


Correct "power imbalance" in greenfields deals, urges Ai Group

Employers are urging the Morrison Government to let greenfields and non-greenfields deals span the full life of major projects, without requiring them to reflect prevailing industry conditions, while legal experts say project owners and developers should be able to make them.