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Accessorily liable accountants penalised $54k for underpayments

In June we provided an update on the first time a professional services firm was found to be accessorily liable for contraventions of a modern award by its client.

As you may recall, Ezy Accounting 123 Pty Ltd (Ezy Accounting) provided payroll services to Blue Impression Pty Ltd (Blue Impression) and denied liability for its involvement in the underpayment of two employees. Judge O’Sullivan of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia rejected Ezy Accounting’s arguments and found it had the requisite knowledge to be accessorily liable for Blue Impression’s award contraventions.

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Insurable Interest – Issue 44

Contents

We all fall down
Court of Appeal squashes grape finding in favour of Woolworths
Polluting a sewer
The makings of a rogue agent
Wrongful professional activities
To heave, or not to heave – a dirty business
Worker fatigue: liability for the journey home
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