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How Ordinary And Customary Turnover Of Labour Affects Redundancy Entitlements

The recent Federal Court decision involving a subsidiary of Spotless Management Services clarifies the circumstances of when the redundancy pay exception for ordinary and customary turnover of labour applies.

Employers must demonstrate that the decision to terminate an employee’s employment with based on their labour turnover was “common and usual, and a matter of long-continued practice” for their business.

Misleading And Deceptive Advertising: Avoiding The Headache

The Federal Court decision against the manufacturer of Nurofen serves as a reminder of advertiser’s obligations when making claims about their products. The decision handed down in January 2018 provides guidance about what a proper scientific basis is to support a representation made in an advertisement. A proper basis is vital in order to avoid potential liability arising out of the operation of the misleading and deceptive conduct provision under the Australian Consumer Law for those who get it wrong.

Leases and Licences – What’s The Difference Anyway?

To the untrained eye, leases and licences may appear to effectively do the same thing. In reality, they are two very different beasts and it is important for anyone entering into one or the other, to understand some of the fundamental differences.

Learn about the differences in the nature, rights and obligations that arise under each arrangement.

Challenging Rental Determinations

If a landlord and tenant cannot agree on the current market rent when exercising an option, or renewing a lease, then the rent must be determined by a specialist retail valuer.
But, what happens when a landlord or tenant wants to challenge the rent determination of retail premises lease prescribed by the independent valuer?

This article explains the options available to tenants and landlords who disagree with rental valuations provided by an external party.