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Recovery of costs by franchisors: Dymocks v Chapter Three

23 Jun 2022

The New South Wales Supreme Court was asked to decide in Dymocks Franchise Systems (NSW) Pty Ltd v Chapter Three Pty Ltd [2022] NSWSC 35, what costs should be awarded, where there was no actual judgement on the merits of the case but the franchise agreement contained clauses which provided the franchisee was to pay the franchisor’s costs.

The Fair Work Commission announced a 5.2% National Minimum Wage increase for FY22/23

Authors:  Chao Ni, Principal & James Sanders, Senior Associate The Fair Work Commission minimum wage panel decision of 15 June 2022 announced a 5.2% increase to the National Minimum Wage. The decision lifts the national minimum wage from $20.33 per hour ($772.60 per week) to $21.38 per hour ($812.60 per week) from 1 July 2022….

What to expect for workplace law reform under the Albanese-led Government

Author:  Chao Ni, Principal With the Albanese-led Australian Labor Party (ALP) securing a majority Parliament following the 2022 federal election, we look backwards at the ALP’s “Secure Australian Jobs Plan” as an indicator of potential workplace and industrial relations changes heading into the future. The ALP’s IR policy heading into the 2022 federal election had…

New Compilation of the Franchising Code of Conduct and Establishment of the Franchise Disclosure Register

27 May 2022

On 26 April 2022, compilation 8 of the Franchising Code of Conduct (‘Code’) was registered and released, incorporating all amendments to the Code made since December 2021, including the changes to the penalties and the introduction of the Franchise Disclosure Register. A copy of the latest compilation of the Code can be viewed here.