Tag Archives: Australia

Webinar: Key Labour and Employment Issues Affecting Employers in Australia

Squire Patton Boggs presents a webinar focussing on key labour and employment issues affecting Australian employers and overseas employers with Australian operations. On 27 September 2017 at 9.00 a.m. BST (UK) (10.00 a.m. CEST, 4.00 p.m. AWST, 6.00 p.m. AEST), Anna Elliott and Bruno Di Girolami will discuss: Business Immigration – An update on recent … Continue Reading

Unclear and present danger – incorrect use of “Independent Contractor” arrangements may have expensive consequences

The ever-vexed question of whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor has once again come before the Australian courts. The recent decision of Balemian v Mobilia Manufacturing Pty Ltd & Anor provides a reminder to employers of the potential financial ramifications of getting this wrong.… Continue Reading

Webinar: Employment Law Worldview Webinar Series – Australia

Squire Patton Boggs presents a series of webinars focusing on the key labour and employment issues in countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the United States. Presented in English by our local labour and employment law experts, each 60-minute webinar comprises a 50-minute presentation covering key “hot topics” in the featured jurisdiction, … Continue Reading

Landmark High Court decision! Implied term of mutual trust and confidence rejected in Australia

What’s the verdict? Australian employers awaiting the High Court decision on CBA v Barker [2014] HCA 32 have not been disappointed.  Yes, employers can finally breathe a sigh of relief, with the High Court effectively overturning the decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court on this issue. The High Court has determined that … Continue Reading

Backing a new employee in restrictive covenant proceedings can be costly

Earlier this month, the New South Wales Supreme Court in Australia ordered costs against an employer which funded an employee’s defence of restraint proceedings instigated by his former employer. HRX Pty Ltd v Scott is the latest in a series of legal spats involving human resourcing companies Talent2 and HRX. In this case, HRX employed … Continue Reading

Webinar: Confidentiality and Restrictive Covenants Around the Globe – Australia and Japan

In 2013, Squire Sanders is presenting a series of webinars focusing on restrictive covenants around the globe.  These webinars will provide participants with an understanding of the basic principles of restrictive covenants in different jurisdictions. On 7 March 2013 at 9.00am GMT (5pm WST, 6pm JST, 8pm EDT) our featured countries are Australia and Japan.  … Continue Reading

Australia targets rich migrants with fast track visa

From 24 November 2012, wealthy businesspeople prepared to invest AUS $5million in Australia will be able to take advantage of a new “significant investor” fast-track visa as part of the Australian government’s attempts to align its migration policy with the country’s economic development.  It is expected that the visa will attract interest from the Middle … Continue Reading
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