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Small Business Fined $20k for Breaching Workplace Regulations
This recent case demonstrates that small businesses are not exempt from workplace regulations regarding payment of wages. Read about it here.
New “Fair Work Commission” Announced
'Fair Work Australia' (FWA) is no more. Now, the industrial relations tribunal will be known as the “Fair Work Commission”(FWC).
Employee or Contractor? Company Fined $12,000 for Sham Contractor Arrangement
The Federal Magistrates Court this week found that a contractor was actually an employee, despite them providing invoices and having an ABN.
Social Media Platforms Used for Notification of Court Order
Justice Anne Ferguson of the Victorian Supreme Court recently ordered an interim injunction be issued - by way of social media.
Federal Court Finds Implied Term of Confidence and Trust in Bank’s Employment Contract
A recent finding in the Federal Court of Australia may have interesting consequences for employers.
Caught Out on LinkedIn: Employee Loses Unfair Dismissal Claim After Soliciting Employer’s Clients
Social media, beyond creating more social opportunities than ever before, also extends into the professional sphere. Here's why employees should be careful.
Is Annual Leave Loading Payable on Termination of Employment?
A long-standing question of annual leave loading and termination has finally been answered by case precedent. Read about it here.
Employer Liable: Failure to Investigate Sexual Harassment Claim
Learn about McCauley v Club Resort Holdings Pty Ltd (No 2)  and the importance of investigating claims of workplace harassment.
Record Fine for Sham Contractor Arrangement
The Federal Circuit Court has imposed a record $238,920 penalty on a company providing an airport shuttle service from Newcastle to Sydney airport, for underpaying its drivers. Interestingly, the Fair
Human Rights Commission Announces Enquiry into Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination
The Australian Human Right Commission (AHRC) has announced a long-overdue review into discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace.
Step by step guide to disputing a will: Challenging a will
Learn about the circumstances where you may want to challenge a will and the steps to follow to challenge it.
The Commercial Credit Application Health Check – The 8 Must Haves
Learn about a Customer Credit Application, what it involves and why it is important.
B2B Debt Recovery – The 6 Archetypes of Debtors
The types of debtors you'll encounter in life, simplified.
Is Your Business Using the Personal Property Securities Register or are You Swimming with the Naked?
SMEs should use the new Personal Property Securities Register because it gives them the chance to be secured creditors if their customers become insolvent.
How to Reduce Your Commercial Litigation Costs
Read about the 9 best ways to reduce your legal costs in commercial litigation (if your lawyer doesn’t charge fixed fees).
7 Things That Small To Medium Enterprise Directors Need To Be Aware Of When They Hit Rocky Times.
Thinking of starting a company but unsure of the consequences? Read the article below to find out the 7 things you should be aware of.
Mandatory Privacy Breach Notification Now in Australia
The next time your details are breached or your data is compromised, you'll know all about it. Read about mandatory reporting of data breaches here.
What business structure is right for you?
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Having the correct documents is essential to getting your business off to the right start. Read our comprehensive guide to find out what you'll need.
If you run an online business in Australia, it's likely that you will have to comply with the GDPR. Read about what that means here.
Want to protect the most valuable assets your business owns? Find out how to design and implement an effective IP strategy in this eGuide.
On probation but want to resign? Although probationary periods are common when starting a new job, the notice you are required to give when leaving varies.
Running a business inevitably involves spending money. If you want to raise money for your business, this eBook will show you how.