2022 Lunch and Learn webinar series for CLC lawyers: Naming third parties in small claim underpayment matters

In May 2022, JobWatch has won a landmark case which will allow workers across Australia to ask the court for orders against third parties who were knowingly involved in the underpayments in small claims proceedings.

In this ground-breaking decision, Judge Forbes of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia ruled that “[i]n a proceeding being dealt with as a small claim procedure under s 548 of the FW Act the Court has jurisdiction to make a compensatory order against a person involved in a contravention of a civil remedy provision” thereby overturning the former legal precedent of Beer v Lim & Anor [2012] which found the Court did not have power to make an order against an accessory in a small claims proceeding.

But what does that mean for you and your clients?

This short Lunch and Learn webinar will give Victorian, Queensland and Tasmanian CLC lawyers a quick overview of this important decision, and how it can impact your client’s underpayments claims.

For lawyers in these states, this session is worth 0.5 CPD points.

If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact amandac@jobwatch.org.au.

Event Details

Date: October 25, 2022
Time: 12:30-1:15pm (AEDT)
Hosted by: Jobwatch
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