The full report of the review of the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) was released Friday, 17 May 2013, by Federal Small Business Minister Gary Gray AO, and Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business Bernie Ripoll.
Better Place Labs Israel Ltd (Better Place), the company from California which formed in 2007 with the aim of increasing electric vehicle use by rolling out EV (Electric Vehicle) charging and battery swap stations, has announced steps to place the company into liquidation.
The recent decision of the Federal Court in Richardson v Oracle Corporation Australia Pty Ltd1,2 has provided employers with important guidance on what "reasonable steps" they should take to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Employers who take "all reasonable steps" to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace may have a defence to a sexual harassment claim and may not be held vicariously liable for the actions of their employees under various anti-discrimination legislation.
HWL Ebsworth has further enhanced its information technology, telecommunications and intellectual property offering with the appointment of leading partner Bill Singleton and Special Counsel Michael Boughey.
HWL Ebsworth Lawyers is proud to have had a significant number of representatives recognised in the Best Lawyers in Australia 2013 list, as published recently by Best Lawyers International and the Australian Financial Review.