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Privacy Breach during Unfair Dismissal Case

On 25 November 2016, Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim gave his determination regarding the case of a former employee (Complainant) who asserted that a principal of Commonwealth Bank (CBA) (being both her bank and her former employer) accessed her financial information without a legal primary purpose in order to advance their case against her in the Fair Work Commission.

Unfair Contract Terms – Hicksons Stands Ready to Assist

On 12 November 2016 new provisions were added to the Australian Consumer Law to protect small businesses from unfair terms in standard form contracts.
  • 24 Nov 2016

Mitigating the risk of a deadlock: why you need a shareholder agreement

Shareholders’ agreements are not expensive to draft, and having one can bring significant certainty and protection from the scenarios which might arise from a deadlock (including costly litigation).

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