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"Penalties" and fairness of consumer and small business contracts

Australia - August 18 2016 Businesses already examining their standard form contracts should be taking this opportunity to review them for possible penalty clauses, following

Making sure your standard form contract isn't an unfair one too

Australia - August 17 2016 Steven Klimt sets out what you can do to get ready for the extension of unfair contract laws

Indemnities for breach of contract - do they do what you think they do?

Australia - September 17 2010 The inclusion of an indemnity covering breach of contract has become increasingly common in modern construction contracts

Take culture out of the risk pile and make it your competitive advantage

Australia - August 4 2016 You should be proactive, not reactive, and nurture your culture into an asset that generates a competitive advantage. Culture matters. It matters to

New guidelines for online reviews and testimonials

Australia - August 18 2016 The guiding principles for businesses using online reviews as part of their marketing toolkit are openness, consistency and honesty. The ACCC has had

Employers to take care when conducting bullying investigations

Australia - August 18 2016 When conducting a workplace investigation take care to provide support to both the complainant and the employee who has had allegations made against

Registering designs for new products can be a fan-tastic way to protect yourself

Australia - August 18 2016 Businesses intending to sell products embodying a new design should consider registering that design with IP Australia, if they want to stop

Settlement suggests Governments can use software without a licence agreement

Australia - August 18 2016 Settlement of the dispute between the SA Government and Global Health suggests the Crown use provisions in the Copyright Act apply to computer

New Wind Energy Planning Framework - have your say

Australia - August 18 2016 The draft Wind Energy Planning Framework is open for comment until Friday 16 September 2016. The NSW Government has taken a significant step to

Court confirms need for cumulative impact assessment

Australia - August 18 2016 Proponents must evaluate cumulative impacts of a proposed development and the requirement for specific environmental assessments, such as a species