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Anti-bullying orders—The story so far

12-08-16 | When the anti-bullying jurisdiction in the FW Act commenced, there were fears of a wave of applications. We look at some key outcomes in the first two years of operation of the jurisdiction and ask what it has meant in practice for employers.

Cashing out annual leave now permitted under modern awards

10-08-16 | The Fair Work Commission's 2015 decision to allow annual leave to be cashed out under most modern awards has now come into effect.

ANAO's review of limited tender process

10-08-16 | The Australian National Audit Office has recently conducted an audit on limited tender processes undertaken by Commonwealth Government entities.

How to draft a liquidated damages regime that will survive a challenge

08-08-16 | A key benefit of a liquidated damages regime is that it gives both parties certainty about what happens if a contractual obligation is not met, such as failing to deliver goods by a certain date.

Sparke Helmore announces six new partners

05-08-16 | Congratulations to Ashley Cahif and Holly McAdam from the Government Group, Maxine Feletti and Wes Rose from the Insurance Group, and Darren Rankine and Martin Taylor from the Corporate & Commercial Group who have joined the partnership.

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