PPSR: Boring as hell, but important for Landlords!

Have you registered your tenant’s security deposit on the Personal Property Securities Register? If not, the deposit may be less secure than you think. A tricky issue for commercial landlords when entering into a new lease of their premises is the type of security to insist upon from the new tenant in order to guard [...]

2018-10-03T05:54:17+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Business Advice, Compliance, Contracts, Property|Comments Off on PPSR: Boring as hell, but important for Landlords!

Do Your Casual Employees Have the Right to Convert to Permanent Employment?

Currently there are a number of modern awards which include a casual conversion clause which broadly provides employees with the right to convert to permanent employment if employed on a regular and systematic basis, for a period of 6 or 12 months (depending on the award). The Fair Work Commission has recently finalised a model [...]

2018-09-05T23:30:35+00:00September 5th, 2018|Business Advice, Compliance, Contracts, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Do Your Casual Employees Have the Right to Convert to Permanent Employment?

Manufacturers and consumer rights

Are you a manufacturer? Do you communicate with consumers of your products? If you are a manufacturer, it is important that the representations made to consumers align with the Australian Consumer Law. Communications, and sometimes even a response of silence; can potentially be a breach of the law if found by a court to be misleading or [...]

2018-07-23T22:56:40+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Manufacturers and consumer rights

Think you’re safe because you’re b2b? Well read on it’s time to review your T&C’s!

The November 2016 amendments to the Australian Consumer Law (which extended the prohibition on ‘unfair terms' to contracts with small businesses) are starting to bite. Enforcement action by the ACCC since the amendments were introduced have demonstrated the Commission’s strong desire to get tough on onerous standard terms contracts. Under the amended legislation, some contracts [...]

2018-07-11T01:02:31+00:00July 10th, 2018|Business Advice, Compliance, Contracts, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Think you’re safe because you’re b2b? Well read on it’s time to review your T&C’s!