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A lease, or not a lease: that is the question

‘Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month’ … Airbnb is an online marketplace that lists short-term accommodation aro […]

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Lights, camera….. lawsuit?

Street photos, social media photos, brand photos, stock photos. You may have found these online, purchased a right to use them, taken them yourself or arranged […]

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Handshake agreements?

We all love a handshake agreement. Sometimes, even a hug. But, dependable relationships can become a source of constant headaches and nuisance when things turn […]

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#socialmediapolicies

Having a Social Media Policy for the workplace is an essential safeguard for all employers in the social media age. It is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity. […]

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The big freeze

Like other states and territories, the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic) (Act) applies to the retail sale of goods. Its further application to the provision of retai […]

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Garden leave: it’s not a walk in the park

Garden leave may sound relaxing, but the circumstances which call for it are most certainly not. It occurs: when an employee is directed by an employer to […]

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The fine print*

We’ve seen advertisements on the backs of buses quoting a seemingly great price for a product or service. We’ve also spotted businesses burying questionable […]

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Guarantees can be risky business

As the great George Costanza said on a classic episode of ‘Seinfeld’ ‘everybody knows you’ve got to keep your worlds apart’. But, worlds can collide f […]

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Security alert: mandatory data breach laws

This is a security alert that should not be ignored! Mandatory data breach notification laws will soon commence in Australia[1]. The new laws will affect fed […]

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Counting the cost of outsourcing (part 3)

Welcome to the third of a 3-part series on the risks associated with offshoring arrangements. Job losses may occur when organisations offshore office functions. […]

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