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Employer liable for intentional harm by employee – Ward v Allianz Australia Insurance Services  NSWDC 293
29 August 2019
In this New South Wales District Court decision, an employer was found liable for the deliberate actions of a manager who verbally and physically bullied the plaintiff over a period of 14 months.
19 August 2019
If you’re in a family law dispute, is it lawful to record conversations with your former partner or with your children? If you have recorded a conversation, can the recording be used as evidence in court?
Making a loan to a company and not to an individual as borrower: Is it a valid loan, a sham or procured by unconscionable conduct?
18 July 2019
Recently, the courts have considered the validity of loans made to a company in circumstances where the loan was guaranteed by an individual and it was argued the company was not the true borrower. A common argument against the lender was that the individual, not the company, was the true borrower and that the loan was a ‘sham’ where the lender had sought to avoid the provisions of the National Consumer Credit Code (NCCC).
3 July 2019
Employers need to be careful of a couple of traps where their employees are working overtime.
29 May 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman’s recent focus on accessorial liability has again been demonstrated in a recent case where two directors who were ‘wilfully blind’ to the fact that employees were not being paid their entitlements were found personally liable for the underpayments.
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