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Franchisee’s Allegations Not Proved: Jump Swim School’s Franchisor Did Not Mislead

The recent decision of H2O Learning Pty Ltd v Swim Loops Pty Ltd t/as Jump Swim Schools [2019] NSWDC 165 has considered the application of misleading and deceptive conduct claims where verbal representations have been made alongside written franchise agreements.

Changes To The Real Estate Industry Award 2010

On 30 April 2019, the Fair Work Commission varied the Real Estate Industry Award 2010 in relation to who can be engaged as Commission Only Employees.

To Bind Or Not To Bind: When Do Preliminary Land Sale “Agreements” Become Legally Binding?

This article considers the decision of Count On Us Enterprises Pty Ltd v Hume Machinery Pty Ltd [2018] VSC 787 where the Victorian Supreme Court assessed circumstances in which signed pre-contractual documents may constitute an enforceable sale agreement between a landowner and a property developer.

Minimum Wage Increase

The Fair Work Commission minimum wage panel decision of 30 May 2019 announced a 3.0 % increase to the Federal Minimum Wage Rate.

The decision lifts the federal weekly minimum wage from $18.93 per hour ($719.20 per week) to $19.49 per hour ($740.80 per week). 

The increase to minimum wages will take effect from the first full pay period commencing on or after Monday, 1 July 2019.