LEGAL UPDATES – 17 SEPTEMBER

REPRIEVE AT LAST FOR EMPLOYERS FROM EMPLOYEE CLAIMS

In a highly anticipated judgment, the High Court of Australia last week reversed a decision of the Full Federal Court of Australia in finding that there is no implied duty of mutual trust and confidence in Australian employment contracts.

The case concerned a bank manager with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) who had brought a claim against his former employer after being made redundant in April 2009. Continue Reading


On 11 September 2014, the Queensland State Parliament passed amending legislation in relation to the widely anticipated changes to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) (“the Act”).  The changes will not take effect until formal approval has been granted by the Governor-General, but this can be expected before the end of the year.

Key changes introduced by the new laws include:  Continue Reading

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