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Legal Archives

With governments getting tough, it’s high-time to fix payroll

Even the biggest retailers are putting their hands up.

What employers need to know: the legal risk of asking staff to work in smokey air

Employers should have in place measures to manage the risks to health and safety of working outdoors when air quality is...

Woolworths to “fully defend” class action over underpayments

Class action alleges that underpayment is much worse than $300 million estimate.

Franchisors could face penalties in new wage-theft laws

Franchisors liable for heavy fines and imprisonment under draft legislation.

Players queue to talk pharmacy deregulation

Chemist Warehouse urges government to drop restrictions.

The seven red flags of payroll fraud

Payroll fraud is often kept quiet, but it remains a problem.

Franchisors face raft of class actions

Domino's is just the latest franchise business to be served.

Report finds 14 per cent of tobacco sales “illegal”

Industry groups call for greater enforcement against the illegal tobacco trade.

Retail Food Group faces more existential threats

The business is expected to book another loss this year.

Business and retailers breathe a sigh of relief

What the unexpected election result means for the industry.

Industry body calls for vaping to be legalised

Vaping is a public health priority and should be legalised, ARA says.

Domino’s settles after four-year legal battle

Domino's is cleared to use its GPS driver tracking technology as part of settlement.

Steinhoff legal battle suspended

Furniture retailer given time to complete restructuring.

7-Eleven, ANZ targeted in lawsuit

Class action to be lodged over payments scandal.

Large clothing retailers put on notice by ACCC

Competition watchdog receives large amount of complaints over consumer guarantees.

Coles settles ongoing industrial dispute

Supermarket chain looks to fast track new enterprise bargaining agreement.

Premier Investments looks into possible legal action against Myer

Myer's major shareholder concerned the department store chain is "trading on an uninformed basis".

Woolworths strikes deal with Fair Work Ombudsman

Supermarket retailers aims to stamp out exploitation of ‘vulnerable workforces’.

MSY Technology fined for misleading warranties

Consumer electronics retailer fined $750,000 for misleading warranties.

ACCC gives green light to Essilor and Luxottica merger

Sunglass Hut and OPSM owner gets go-ahead for wholesale deal.