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Published by Elisa Blakers
Sep 13, 2018 in Employment

Employers held personally liable after hiding behind sham companies

Employers using complex corporate structures to exploit workers beware: the court can, and will, hold directors personally liable for using such structures to avoid their obligations under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). BackgroundLast year, the Federal Court ‘slapped’ two directors and their cleaning company with a penalty of $447,300 for using sophisticated corporate structures to exploit vulnerable employees and avoid their...
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