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Counting the cost of outsourcing (part 1)

This is the first of a 3-part series on risks associated with offshoring personal information. In this series, we will discuss: an organisation’s obligati […]

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Play fair with small business

12 November 2016 is d-day! New unfair contract laws will commence in Australia extending the coverage of consumer protection to ‘standard form’ small bus […]

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Mental health in the workplace – are you discriminating?

Australia recently marked World Mental Health Day, a campaign which raises community awareness about mental health issues. In support of this cause, we briefly […]

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Chocolate is the answer – what’s the question?

Confectionery companies and chocolatier giants, Mars and Mondelez International, have been battling over the use of a lower case ‘m’ on Mars’ packaging of […]

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Top 10 tips to avoid an unfair dismissal claim

Unfair dismissal is when an employee is dismissed from their job in a harsh, unjust or unreasonable manner. In the case of small businesses unfair dismissals ma […]

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Is my lease a retail lease?

Many of our clients ask us ‘Is my lease a retail lease?’ The answer isn’t always straightforward, so to lend some clarity, here are some key points both l […]

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That’s the price you pay

With the constant pressures of deadlines, supply orders, reporting, accounting requirements and profit margins (just to name a few), businesses can inadvertentl […]

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Retail leasing: do your homework

In Victoria, retail leases are governed by the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Act)1. A retail lease arises (subject to certain exceptions) when parties enter into a le […]

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Section 52 … why bother?

If you are a business owner and have ever thought about selling your business there is a good chance you’ve come across the term ‘Section 52’.  Now be ho […]

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Architectural plans – copyright or wrong?

Property developers, architects and builders should be aware that using a third party’s plans may result in copyright infringement. In a recent decision in […]

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