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    Public examination of directors allowed for investigating whether there are grounds to commence a class action: Walton v Arrium Ltd (in liq)

    The High Court has found that shareholders can utilise the public examinations powers under section 596A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to examine directors for the purposes of investigating whether there is an ability to bring a class action against them for their conduct.

    Recovery of costs clauses by franchisors: Dymocks v Chapter Three

    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 and the franchise agreement contained clauses which provided the franchisee was to pay the franchisor’s costs.

    Another Successful Enterprise Agreement Implemented

    17 Mar 2022

    The MST employment law team is pleased to have supported Kennards Hire, one of the largest family-owned equipment hire companies in Australia, with successfully implementing an enterprise agreement for its workforce.  This excellent outcome was achieved after many months of hard work by both the MST employment law team and the Kennards Hire People &…

    Andrew’s Government introduces “Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee” scheme

    Author:  Chao Ni, Principal On 14 March 2022, the Victorian Government announced its introduction of a new employment benefit scheme called the “Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee” (the Scheme). What we know about the Scheme: The Scheme will be initially funded by the Victorian Government for the first two years (as a pilot program) and thereafter…