Employment Law Update Spring 2019

Labour Hire Licence for Victorian labour hire businesses The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (Vic) (‘Act’) came into operation on 29 May 2019. The Act requires that from 29 October 2019: Victorian labour hire providers must have registered with the Labour Hire Licensing Authority and obtained a license; and Victorian labour hire hosts must only…

Furniture Retailers Pay Penalties For False Or Misleading “Was/Now” Price Comparisons

As Christmas sales get into full swing, retailers must ensure that in-store and advertised price comparisons are not misleading or deceptive. Four furniture retailers recently paid the price for getting it wrong.

2018-19 CAV Annual Report Good News For Estate Agents

Working for real estate agents, it is easy, and some might say very common to become accustomed to looking at the issues facing the industry through the eyes of agents. A good lawyer goes out of their way to understand the fundamental principles and issues facing the industry at any given time so they can provide the best possible advice.

Assignments Between Family Members: An Issue For Insolvency Practitioners

The Supreme Court of Victoria’s decision in AAD Services Pty Ltd (in liq) v ALD Wholesale Pty Ltd and Ors (No 3) [2019] VSC 546 highlights the issues that insolvency practitioners can face in regards to recouping funds. On these facts, an assignment created between family members had legal operation and meant that the trustee in bankruptcy was unable to access proceeds of judgment.