The impending lift of COVID-19 insolvency relief – where to from here?

The Australian government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic incorporated several changes to insolvency legislation. In short, financially distressed businesses were given temporary relief with increases to the threshold at which creditors can issue a statutory demand (along with a significant extension of time to respond to a statutory demand), as well as relief from directors’ [...]

2020-08-30T23:51:11+00:00August 30th, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on The impending lift of COVID-19 insolvency relief – where to from here?

Wording is so important in employment law – meaning of the word “day”

The High Court decision in the matter Mondelez v AMWU [2020] HCA 29 was handed down on 13 August 2020.  It overturned the August 2019 Full Federal Court decision and restored the primary objectives of the Fair Work Act which embody flexible working and fairness at work. Problems with the Full Federal Court decision: There [...]

2020-08-23T23:56:15+00:00August 23rd, 2020|Business Advice, Compliance, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, employees|Comments Off on Wording is so important in employment law – meaning of the word “day”

“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?