Intellectual Property and Meta Tags; Three Lessons for Businesses

Suppose you totter home from a boozy night only to discover that you have lost your keys. Equipped with a smartphone, you Google the words “24/7 locksmith”. The search yields a list of locksmiths all eager for your business. According to rudimentary statistics, you have a 33% chance of clicking the first listed site, a [...]

The Fair Work App

The Fair Work ombudsman has ‘appified’ the timesheet. The free app is aimed at tackling the persistent problem of employers underpaying staff and breaching record-keeping and pay slip laws. We tested the app and we were impressed. What does the app do? ‘Record My Hours’ lets workers automatically keep track of and store their working [...]

Employers and Franchisors Beware – New Bill Strengthens Watchdog and Imposes Tougher Penalties for Breaches of Workplace Laws

Earlier this month, The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 passed both houses of parliament. When the Bill comes into force, employers, franchisors and holding companies will face significantly higher penalties if they contravene the pay slip and reporting obligations under the Fair Work Act 2009. Under these new laws, Franchisors will come under [...]

2017-10-25T04:51:34+00:00September 25th, 2017|Business Advice, Compliance, Employment Law, Uncategorized|8 Comments

Workplace Laws: Underpayment of Employees

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has sent a clear message to all employers that it will come down hard on underpayments. In an open letter published on the FWO’s website late last year, the FWO cautioned employers that their options for avoiding underpayment obligations by sending a company into liquidation are becoming significantly limited. This letter [...]

2017-06-27T08:57:46+00:00February 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|275 Comments