We review Australian Securities and Investments Commission v King  HCA 4, a decision that provided long-awaited clarification of the meaning of an ‘officer’ under the Corporations Act.
Regulations introduced in NSW have provided a new exemption to working with children checks, permitting persons to work with children while their application is pending where certain requirements are met.
Given the employment law considerations peculiar to the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, our solicitor, Ben Schwarer, summarises in this article some of the options available to the many health sector organisations whose operations have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 and who may need to take action to ensure the viability of their business.
The recently passed Human Rights Act imposes new obligations on prescribed public entities to ensure that human rights are considered during their decision-making process. Read on to find out if these apply to your organisation.
In Pezzimenti v Rotary International  FCCA 1854, the Federal Circuit Court awarded over $200,000 to an executive for unfair dismissal, after a performance improvement plan was inappropriately used to orchestrate his exit.
The Working With Children scheme in QLD has been amended to clarify certain terminology, streamline existing processes and to bolster protective measures in relation to children.
In anticipation of the NDIS rollout in South Australia, changes have been made to the relevant working with children and disability worker laws to align the requirements with NDIS standards.