“We don’t have to worry, the Consumer Law doesn’t apply to us”- From July 2021, it just might!

On 9 July 2020, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Acquisition as Consumer—Financial Thresholds) Regulations 2020 were approved, meaning that from 1 July 2021 the current consumer price threshold of $40,000 under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) will be increased to $100,000. The result of this change is that many businesses whose goods and services were previously [...]

2020-07-30T23:33:26+00:00July 28th, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on “We don’t have to worry, the Consumer Law doesn’t apply to us”- From July 2021, it just might!

My mate says he can give me a privacy policy to use in my business, will that do?

Unless your mate is a lawyer, then no, probably not. I’d probably give that cheap TV he’s offering (the no-name brand with the “Sony guts”) a wide berth as well. A privacy policy should be adapted to your business and set out how your business in particular deals with personal information. A generic or “borrowed” [...]

2020-07-30T23:33:42+00:00July 20th, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory, Data Protection|Comments Off on My mate says he can give me a privacy policy to use in my business, will that do?

Casual employees on the JobKeeper scheme refusing to work – is this allowed?

As many would be aware, eligible employers to the JobKeeper scheme are required to pay eligible employees $1,500.00 gross, or the amount payable to the employee for the performance of work (whichever is greater). However, the requirements for the JobKeeper scheme do not actually require the employee to perform any work in the period paid. [...]

2020-06-02T22:59:20+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Casual employees on the JobKeeper scheme refusing to work – is this allowed?

Returning to the workplace post-lockdown: Are you prepared?

Now that lock-down restrictions are starting to lift around the country, many companies will be considering re-opening, or returning to their usual workplace arrangements prior to the pandemic. For example, on 1 June 2020 many businesses in the hospitality industry in Victoria reopened their doors to ‘dine-in’ patrons. Businesses that operate in office environments will [...]

2020-06-04T02:07:09+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Returning to the workplace post-lockdown: Are you prepared?