Regulation & Compliance Update

Disclosure Regulations released

By Jon Denovan of Gadens Lawyers, Sydney

The Regulations specifying how lenders, finance brokers, and mortgage managers will make disclosure have now been released.  read more…


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Gadens Lawyers – Workplace Relations Update

Up it goes… Fair Work Australia’s annual wage review and the high income threshold
By Michael Cooper of Gadens Lawyers, Sydney

Under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), Fair Work Australia is required to conduct a wage review each year with any increases as a result of the review to take effect from July.  At the same time that the new rates of pay determined by Fair Work Australia come into effect, the high income threshold under the FW Act is also indexed.  read more

Workers’ compensation for a private party at work!

By Meryl Remedios of Gadens Lawyers, Sydney

In an important decision on employer liability in cases involving social functions, the New South Wales Workers Compensation Commission has recently found an employer responsible for an employee’s injury which was sustained at a private social function held on work premises.  read more

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Davis & Gilbert – Litigation Newsletter


Davis & Gilbert LLP - Litigation Newsletter

Don’t let the slower pace of summer keep you from staying up-to-speed on your current business practices, especially those that may help you minimize your risk of litigation. In this issue, we report on recent developments in the areas of employment, commercial and intellectual property law, along with some practical advice to help you avoid costly disputes. 

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Gadens Lawyers – Regulation & Compliance Update

Disclosure Commencement now 1 October 2011

By Jon Denovan of Gadens Lawyers, Sydney

The Commonwealth Treasury has announced that the disclosure regulations under the NCCP Act will now commence on 1 October 2011 instead of 1 August 2011.
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Regulation & Compliance Update

PPS Update

By Jon Denovan of Gadens Lawyers, Sydney

Commencement of the Personal Property Security Register has been postponed until late October.  Find and claim is now available.  read more…


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Gadens Lawyers – Life Sciences Update

A more transparent Therapeutic Goods Administration?

By Jessica Kinny and Wendy Blacker of Gadens Lawyers, Sydney

On 20 July 2011 the Australian Government released a report that could be the catalyst for greater transparency in the operation and regulation of the therapeutic goods industry.

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Davis & Gilbert’s Labor & Employment Law Summer 2011 Newsletter

We report on recent developments in the area of paycheck deductions by employers, as well as the strict provisions of a law regarding independent contractor misclassification. We also discuss a new law that requires employers to provide paid leaves of absence for organ and bone marrow donation, and a new law that requires same-sex rights for bereavement leave.

New York DOL Limits Employers’ Right To Make Paycheck Deductions  >>

Massachusetts Law Imposes Harsh Penalties For Independent Contractor Misclassification  >>

California’s New Organ And Bone Marrow Donation Leave Law  >>

New York Requires Same-Sex Rights For Bereavement Leave  >>

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Singhania & Co. Monthly Newsletter

In this issue we have highlighted the recent regulatory developments and exemptions. Most of these developments had been long-term demands of the Indian Corporate sector. A steady string of notifications and circulars under Companies Act, 1956 has considerably eased procedural issues.

Monthly News Letter – Latest legal Updates  July 2011

Indian Corporate Sector gets a much-needed Makeover

·         Exemption from managerial remuneration approval for unlisted companies

·         Exemption from submission of separate balance sheets for all subsidiaries

·         Registration of company in 24 hours

·         M&A regulations under the Competition Act notified

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Not for Profits Update – Gadens Lawyers

Charities and missions pursuing objectives overseas: at risk of losing your tax exemptions?

By Jon Cheung and Kimberley Vancuylenberg of Gadens Lawyers, Sydney

The Government has released draft legislation that will change the requirements for international charities and not-for profits to qualify for income tax exemptions in Australia. The changes refer to the special conditions found in Division 50 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 that require charities and not for profits to operate principally in Australia.  read more


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Intellectual Property Update

Online Trade Mark Infringement: When can the use of a trade mark on a global website infringe a trade mark owner’s rights in a particular country? By Alexia Marinos of Gadens Lawyers, Sydney
The use of a trade mark on a global website (such as a .com domain) can amount to use of a trade mark in Australia if it can be shown that such use on the website is directed or targeted at Australia. If the website proprietor has not been authorised to use the trade mark on the global website, this can amount to an infringement of the trade mark in Australia.
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