Newsletters for Clever Business Operators2020-08-05T20:53:09+00:00

Newsletters for Clever Business Operators

AUGUST 2020
  • JobKeeper Extensions
  • Another lockdown, another rent relief request
  • “We don’t have to worry, the Consumer Law doesn’t apply to us”- From July 2021, it just might!
  • Coping during COVID-19

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JULY 2020
  • National Minimum Wage
  • COVID-19: what to do if your SME is struggling financially
  • Digital Transformation imperative in a post COVID-19 era
  • Are you doing business with suppliers outside of Australia?

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JUNE 2020
  • Returning to the workplace post-lockdown: Are you prepared?
  • Casual employees on the JobKeeper scheme refusing to work – is this allowed?
  • Victorian Small Business Commission publishes COVID Tenancy Regulations Guidance & Mental Health Information Sheet
  • 30 June is fast approaching! Are you ready?
  • We are 6!

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MAY 2020
  • Insolvency laws and how to handle debt recovery during the COVID-19 crisis when debtors are failing to pay
  • Board meetings in pyjamas: Tips for conducting digital board meetings while working remotely
  • Do you need to enter Australia but are unsure how to with the current travel restrictions?
  • Women in Insolvency & Restructuring Victoria (WIRV)

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APRIL 2020
  • Jobkeeper Subsidy Payment – what you need to know
  • The landlord hardship discussion: Being genuine, transparent and compassionate to get the best outcome from your landlord
  • The Victorian courts are effectively closed for new business (except for the Supreme Court) and existing hearings have been cut right back
  • Welcome to lockdown, we’ve been waiting for you

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MARCH 2020
  • Reviewing Commercial Leases: Why just any legal egg-head won’t do
  • Misclassification of Workers in the Entertainment Industry
  • International Women’s Day : #IWD2020 #EachforEqual

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FEBRUARY 2020
  • Changes to Annualised Salary Clauses in Modern Awards – 1 March 2020
  • Show some restraint! Ensuring you’re not letting the fox into the hen house when taking on a new partner
  • Leasing or Purchasing Property
  • We are hiring!

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JANUARY 2020
  • Whistleblower policies must be in place by 1 January 2020
  • Employees set to benefit under new Superannuation laws
  • Flexible work arrangements: making work, work
  • Go Outside

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DECEMBER 2019
  • Consumer guarantees and product warranties: Can your business afford to get it wrong?
  • Is it illegal for someone to record or film me?
  • Start Your Business on the Right Foot
  • Compliments of the Holiday Season

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NOVEMBER 2019
  • Spotlight on Employees of Negligent Bosses
  • Who can be bothered! – The importance of carefully preparing and keeping Minutes of Board Meetings
  • The Silly Season and How to Survive It – The Legal Perspective
  • I’m Just a Man 3 – Mental Health Awareness Gala

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OCTOBER 2019
  • Welcome Francine Clancy
  • Is your business compliant with Victoria’s new Labour Hire Laws?
  • Are you a freelance artist or contractor thinking of heading over to California for work?
  • Spring Clean!

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SEPTEMBER 2019
  • Like friends at your beach house in January: How charging clauses have a funny way of just turning up
  • How should I be credited on a film, tv or music project?
  • Calling Australia home
  • BCorp News
  • Best For The World: Workers 2019

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AUGUST 2019
  • Important notice for labour hire businesses
  • My lawyer is not miserable and its frankly disorienting! Why working flexibly has made all the difference for me
  • Better Business for a Better World
  • Walk & Shine –  Fundraiser Saturday 3rd August

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JULY 2019
  • Important notice for labour hire businesses
  • Want to know the first thing your lawyers do when you ask them to look at your agreement? Check that you actually have one!
  • Better Business for a Better World – Celebrating BCorp month
  • 15th annual Victorian Legal Awards

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JUNE 2019
  • Moral Clauses
  • Accounting for IP in a Sale of Business: Know what you’re giving away (and charge for it!)
  • All care and no responsibility: Why unreasonable standard terms contracts might be a risk to your business
  • We’ve hit the five year milestone!

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MAY 2019
  • I’ll take your business but not your problems! – The importance of understanding lease reinstatement obligations when purchasing a business
  • The net is closing in: Is your website about to land you in this trap?
  • Espresso Martinis + Impact

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APRIL 2019
  • How to avoid an expensive and disruptive dispute
  • Land tax bill a kick in the guts? Wait until you get your landlord’s one!
  • General Protections – Rankin’s Workplace Relations Forum
  • Business as a force for good

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MARCH 2019
  • Welcome Rebekah O’Sullivan
  • Entertainment Visas
  • What If My Business Partner Gets Hit By A Bus?
  • International Women’s Day 2019 #BalanceforBetter

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FEBRUARY 2019
  • Why the Dispute Resolution Clause in your Contracts is Important (A.K.A. Everyone is Friends Until They’re Not!)
  • Paying Penalty Rates – What we can Learn from Pizza Hut
  • Podcast: Reducing Risk in the Workplace with Rachel Derrico
  • Social Impact Business Meet-Up

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JANUARY 2019
  • Your IP needs lovin’ too!
  • Underpaying your employees may cost you more than you think
  • No BS, flexibile working (even for our admin team!)
  • Adhering to dress codes in 2019

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DECEMBER 2018
  • Why would I pay for your business when you’ve already given it to me? The importance of a well-crafted Confidentiality Agreement in sale negotiations
  • ACCC proactively addresses unfair dairy contract terms
  • APRA to Impose Strict Cyber Security Rules
  • The Silly Season and How to Survive It – The Legal Perspective

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NOVEMBER 2018
  • Long service leave changes apply 1 November 2018
  • What’s Mine is Yours! Owning Your IP in the Gig Economy
  • November Already! How did that Happen?
  • Melbourne BCorp Business Group – Networking with Heart

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OCTOBER 2018
  • PPSR: Boring as Hell, but Important for Landlords!
  • Termination of ABC’s Managing Director – Potential Legal Claims
  • Working Overseas
  • BCorp: Wellness in the Workplace

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SEPTEMBER 2018
  • Introducing Terry Lyons, Community Manager
  • Assignment of a Lease: When Can a Landlord Refuse to Consent?
  • Cleaning Business Recommendations Due in October 2018
  • Do Your Casual Employees Have the Right to Convert to Permanent Employment?
  • R Ur Employees OK? – HR Discussion Group

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AUGUST 2018
  • Rankin Law Update: Think you’re safe because you’re B2B? Well read on, it’s time to review your T&C’s!
  • Rankin Law Update: Manufacturers and consumer rights
  • Rankin Law Update: Parliamentary inquiry into franchises!
  • Podcast: Wondering where all the progressive employers are? 
  • Australian Law Awards: Boutique Law Firm of the Year 2018

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JULY 2018
  • Welcome Fiona McLay and Pablo Wundheiler, Special Counsel
  • Rankin Law Update: Domain Corp Scammers Busted!
  • Rankin Law Update: Trading Goods from Overseas?
  • Rankin Event: Preventing Discrimination in Recruitment
  • Rankin Business Lawyers: B Corporation Best for the World 2018 Honoree

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JUNE 2018
  • Welcome Steve Gifford, Workplace Relations Practice Group Leader
  • Happy 4th Birthday!
  • In the spotlight: Joseph Carneli, Senior Associate
  • Announcement: Rankin drops the ‘& Co.’
  • Lawyers Weekly Article: Boutique reveals Brisbane expansion

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MAY 2018
  • Welcome Sarah Petrie, Secretary of State
  • It’s Time to Review Your Privacy Policy
  • Will Your ‘Zero-Tolerance Policy’ Withstand the Scrutiny of the Fair Work Commission?
  • Make the Difference
  • Lawyers Weekly Article: The New Law Firm Shunning Short-Term Fixes for Staff Engagement

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APRIL 2018
  • Who Owns the Business Name – A Lesson for Business
  • Software Developers Beware
  • Employer’s OH&S Duties To Employees Who Work From Home
  • Dr Melanie Tan, Lawyer and Medico-Legal Consultant

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MARCH 2018
  • Welcome Dr. Melanie Tan, Lawyer and Medico-Legal Consultant
  • Pheonix Companies
  • .au Domain Name Reforms Spell Trouble for Businesses
  • Oops, Wrong Recipient
  • Global Legal Hackathon 2018
  • International Women’s Day 2018: #PressforProgress

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FEBRUARY 2018
  • Uber’s Cover Up – A prime example of what not to do under the forthcoming ‘notifiable data breaches’ amendment
  • Employment Law Case Study: Underpayments
  • Tax and Cryptocurrencies
  • Rankin & Co. + B Corporation
  • Join Us: Executive Assistant / Paralegal Support Role, Sydney

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JANUARY 2018
  • It’s Time to Work on that Million-Dollar Idea! …Or at Least Protect it from Imitation.
  • Cofounder Agreements
  • Flexible Work Arrangements; Is it OK to Say No?
  • GENEROSITY, Our Credo for 2018

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DECEMBER 2017
  • Start Your Business on the Right Foot
  • Closing Your Company – Do It Properly
  • Penalties Issued for Deliberate Underpayment of Staff
  • Where You Stand with Online Purchases

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NOVEMBER 2017
  • Welcome Sofia Garcia Ladera, Consultant
  • Employers and Franchisors Beware – New Bill Strengthens Watchdog and Imposes Tougher Penalties for Breaches of Workplace Laws
  • Intellectual Property and Meta Tags; Three Lessons for Businesses
  • The Fair Work App

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OCTOBER 2017
  • Welcome Robert Patterson, Chief Operating Officer
  • Business Succession Planning
  • ID numbers for directors as Turnbull government cracks down on phoenix companies
  • Small Business Tax Concessions
  • Workplace Safety: Helpful Tips

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SEPTEMBER 2017
  • Welcome Holly Bailey, Executive Assistant
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Personal Bankruptcy and Liquidation of a Company
  • New disciplinary options needed as Chevron unfairly sacks worker over racist slur
  • Historic photo signifies rise of women to the most powerful positions in law

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AUGUST 2017
  • Welcome Rachel Derrico, Senior Associate
  • Casual Conversion
  • Safe Harbour Provisions (also a par on new ipso facto provisions)
  • Rankin & Co. celebrates becoming a Certified B Corporation®

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JUNE 2017
  • First Formal Action Regarding Unfair Contract Terms
  • Underquoting Laws
  • Be Aware of Scams
  • Happy Birthday!

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MAY 2017
  • The importance of having a solicitor review your lease
  • ATO target high-risk small businesses
  • ‘State of Land’ Report Released
  • A Seth Godin quote to close…
APRIL 2017
  • Upcoming Super Reforms
  • ATO Debt will soon show on Credit Reports
  • Stamp duty abolished for first home buyers
  • Kicking Goals
MARCH 2017
  • Prickly Partners
  • Government Investigation into Superannuation Guarantee Compliance
  • Uber’s GST Fight with ATO over for now
  • ASIC’s Money Smart – ‘First Business’ Free App
FEBRUARY 2017
  • Workplace Laws: Underpayment of employees
  • ACCC Stats and News Report
  • PPSR Grace Period Ended
  • Exploit the Network
JANUARY 2017
  • Personal Guarantees: Only fools rush in!
  • What’s in a name: Domain name disputes
  • AFS licensing requirements for accountants who provide SMSF services
  • Tools of Titans

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DECEMBER 2016
  • New Chief Justice: Susan Kiefel
  • Contract Signing Technology
  • GST on Low Value Imported Goods
  • Common Unfair Contract Terms
  • And a Rankin & Co Xmas Message…(courtesy of Seth Godin)

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NOVEMBER 2016
  • Entrepreneurs’ Toolkit
  • Superannuation Reforms
  • The Importance of Cyber Security
  • Read This: 7 Insanely Powerful Lessons My Mentor Taught Me (Which I Didn’t Realize Until Later)

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OCTOBER 2016
  • Welcome: Ben Elbaum
  • Unfair Contract Terms
  • New Drone Laws
  • Random Piece of our History

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SEPTEMBER 2016
  • Unfair Contracts
  • Defamation Ruling on Facebook Post
  • Redundancy Calculations
  • Ways to get paid faster
  • And finally…
AUGUST 2016
  • Director Personal Liability for Employee Entitlements
  • Legalize Uber?
  • ANZ Bank Fees – High Court Ruling
  • Where do we come from?  Where are we going?
JULY 2016
  • Fairer VCAT Fees from 1 July 2016
  • ‘or’ means ‘or’ in 15 year determination
  • Snapchat Filters close to breaching copyright laws
  • Rankin & Co are PEXA Lawyers
JUNE 2016
  • Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding Payments
  • Increase In Minimum Wage
  • Faster, Better, Smarter!
MAY 2016
  • Budget 2016
  • Australian Consumer Law Applied to Foreign Company
  • Rankin & Co Website
  • We’re Hiring
  • Museum Dance Off