“Corporate structures are a haven for those seeking to minimise payment of employee entitlements, and the mechanisms are diverse,” writes Professor Helen Anderson in the current issue of the Company and Securities Law Journal (Vol 36 Pt 7). In “Piercing the Corporate Veil to Reach the Money for Employees: Why, How and Where to Next?”, ...more
The latest Part of the Insolvency Law Journal includes the following articles: “An empirical study of Australian judicial decisions relating to insolvency practitioner remuneration” – Stacey Steele, Vivien Chen and Ian Ramsay; and “Receivers and employees: An analysis of receivership and its effects on employee contracts and entitlements” – Lewis Gentry and Christopher Symes; and the following section notes: Recent Developments: “At the coalface of corporate insolvency and Phoenix activity: A Survey of ARITA and AICM Members” – Helen Anderson, Jasper Hedges, Ian Ramsay and Michelle Welsh; “Personal and corporate insolvency doing the same thing for the business end of town: why so complicated?” – David Morrison; and Report from New Zealand: “Insolvency practitioners in the spotlight” – Lynne Taylor.
With thousands in job losses and potential losses from the collapse of Queensland Nickel and given the current difficulties faced by Arrium’s Whyalla steel works, the fate of the accrued entitlements of the workers concerned appears uncertain. Taxpayers may be required to pay these entitlements to the order of hundreds of millions of dollars. Indeed, the ...more
The Spring 2015 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “Regulation of union ballots in Australia – a reflection” – Keith Harvey; “Sections 433 and 561 of the Corporations Act: Priority to payment of employee entitlements?” – John-Paul Redmond; “‘Bullying’ in common law litigation” – Lachlan Robison; as well as the following sections: Focus on Queensland: “Gramotnev v Queensland University of Technology” – Geraldine Dann; Interview: “Doing it his way: Martin Ferguson steps out of Labor’s shadow” – by Steven Andrew; Common Law and General Protections: “Identifying the prohibited reason for adverse action, rears its problematic head again” – Mark Caile and Dr Victoria Lambropoulos; Book Review: Hogs & Sybarites, “When We Were Young & Foolish” – reviewed by Ed Day; The Last Word; and Diary.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Small amount loans and the Consumer Credit Legislation Amendment (Enhancements) Act 2012” – Andrew J Serpell; “Thinking outside the square – alternative approaches to the protection of employee entitlements” – Helen Anderson; and “Conflicting (public) interests affecting disclosure: Section 19 examinations, legal professional privilege and public interest immunity” – Emily Rumble. Also included in this Part are the following sections: Directors Duties: “Stakeholder interests – balancing or considering?” – Rosemary Langford; and Company Law: “Responsibilities of the board of directors: A research note” – Ian Ramsay and Reegan Grayson Morison.
The May issue of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes articles and sections on a range of topics of interest. This Part has two articles which look at the extensive reforms which have taken place in the small loans sector and voluntary administration and the protection of employee entitlements. The sections include notes on circumstances giving rise to a claim, takeovers and public securities, proportional increase in holding, fraud in Chinese reverse mergers, the Singapore Companies Act and much more.