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Welcome to the January edition of our Corporate and Commercial Briefly.

>   South Australia’s most valuable workplace seminar
>   Corporate and Commercial – Debt collection guidelines
>   Employment – Stealing the secret sauce: employee intellectual property theft

South Australia’s most valuable workplace seminar

Walking the Talk is back in 2016 and Norman Waterhouse’s Employment and Industrial Relations Team will again take you through an in-depth analysis of the most important issues facing your workplace. Also, back by popular demand, our interactive Q&A session.

You will soon be receiving the program and registration information for Walking the Talk 2016. Thank you to all who have contributed with topics and comments. As always, the agenda for this full-day seminar is guided by you.

This is one seminar that Chief Executive Officers, human resource professionals and senior managers across State and Federal industrial regimes can’t afford to miss.

"It is the only conference that I MUST attend each year. You all continue to deliver a dynamic line up of subjects and presenters, well done."

"The best seminar I have attended in recent years."

Friday 1 April 2016 | Crowne Plaza Adelaide

Click here to add the calendar appointment to Outlook.


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Corporate and Commercial – Debt collection guidelines

In tough times businesses may need reminding that their right to pursue money owed to them are not without limit. Businesses that collect debts (including collection agencies) (Creditors) should be aware of the protections provided to debtors under Australian law regarding debt collection practices.

Relevant Laws

Section 50 of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) prohibits a person from using physical force, or undue harassment or coercion, in connection with the:

  • supply or possible supply of goods or services;
     
  • payment for goods or services;
     
  • sale or grant of an interest in land; or
     
  • payment for an interest in land.

Please click here to read more.



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Employment – Stealing the secret sauce: employee intellectual property theft

On 31 December 2015, BlueScope Steel (BlueScope) made an application for urgent and interim relief in the Federal Court of Australia to prevent an ex-employee from releasing BlueScope’s intellectual property to its competitors. It was alleged that Ms Chinnari Sridevi Somanchi (Ms Somanchi) had taken some of BlueScope’s intellectual property after her employment was terminated by BlueScope.

Ms Somanchi was an employee of BlueScope for 12 years. She had access to, and was involved in, the development of various pieces of BlueScope intellectual property. On 29 June 2015, Ms Somanchi’s employment was terminated.

Please click here to read more.



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