Liability Alert: Accountancy firm held accessorily liable for client’s underpayment of wages

In a decision delivered on 28 April 2017, Judge O’Sullivan of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia found that an accountancy firm was accessorily liable for its client’s underpayment of employee wages. In this case, the first respondent was a Japanese fast food restaurant (‘first respondent’).  The first respondent engaged the accountancy firm (‘the firm’) […]

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