Monthly Archives: October 2017


Franchisor Liability: Changes to Fair Work Act

It is now easier for the Fair Work Ombudsman or employees to successfully sue franchisors and holding companies for contraventions by their franchisees and subsidiaries of fundamental employment rights under the Fair Work Act. However, there is a defence. If franchisors or  holding companies can convince a court they took reasonable steps to prevent the [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Changes to the Fair Work Act – Serious Contraventions & Renewed Importance of Record Keeping

The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 (“the Amendment Act”) commenced on 15 September 2017. The Amendment Act is aimed at punishing and discouraging the type of conduct which was the subject of several widely publicized underpayments scandals. The explanatory memorandum to the Amendment Act notes: “The Inquiry into 7-Eleven report, for example, [...]

By | October 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments