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Employer to pay $150k for workplace sexual harassment and assault

19-03-19 | The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has echoed the sentiments of Oracle and #MeToo in its recent decision of Kerkofs v Abdallah (Human Rights) [2019] VCAT 259, where it awarded $150,000 in damages to a victim of workplace sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Multi-hiring: when overtime's not overtime

19-03-19 | In April 2018, we highlighted that employers and employees should not shy away from multi-hiring arrangements if this best meets the requirements of both parties.

Health Care Update Issue 6

15-03-19 | Health Care Update provides information about legal issues, topics and updates affecting health care providers and insurers.

Claims management providers, loss assessors, investigators and collection agents may soon need an AFS licence

08-03-19 | Treasury’s most recent Consultation Paper raises the potential for introducing a new form of financial service impacting on all existing Australian Financial Services licensees as well as extending licensing requirements to a range of third party representatives of insurers.

Combustible cladding—is it viable?

06-03-19 | The Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal (the Tribunal) has handed down its first decision regarding non-complaint combustible cladding.

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