Whistleblower Policies Must be in Place by 1 January 2020

As part of the whistleblower protections introduced into the Corporations Act from 1 July 2019, public companies, large proprietary companies, and corporate trustees of APRA-regulated superannuation entities must have a compliant whistleblower policy from 1 January 2020.  Among other things, the whistleblower policy must include information about the legal protections available to whistleblowers, and how [...]

2020-01-08T22:12:11+00:00January 8th, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Whistleblower Policies Must be in Place by 1 January 2020

Employees set to benefit under new Superannuation laws

Previously, it has been common practice for employees to sacrifice part of their salary or wages to boost their super contributions. In these types of salary sacrificing arrangements, employers have paid the sacrificed amount to the employee’s super fund on their behalf. Salary sacrificing has many benefits in that it provides a: Tax effective way [...]

2020-01-08T22:10:38+00:00January 7th, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Employees set to benefit under new Superannuation laws

Consumer guarantees and product warranties: Can your business afford to get it wrong?

Businesses offering goods and services for sale to the public often have the best of intentions in dealing with product warranty claims, however, their efforts can at times be let down by poorly written warranties, a lack of coherent customer claim processes or poor staff training in relation the organisation’s obligations under the law.  In [...]

2019-11-28T03:45:11+00:00November 28th, 2019|Business Advice, Business Partnerships, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on Consumer guarantees and product warranties: Can your business afford to get it wrong?

Is it illegal for someone to record or film me?

Has your privacy been breached? Privacy is a state in which one is not observed or disturbed by other people and is a sacred right that should be protected to live a life of peace and enjoyment.  The iPhone and Internet era has made privacy nigh impossible, with more and more people recording audio conversations, [...]

2019-11-18T08:35:25+00:00November 18th, 2019|Business Advice, Compliance, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, employees|Comments Off on Is it illegal for someone to record or film me?