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Franchise Law Update: Federal Government Introduces New Laws to Protect Vulnerable Workers
  • LegalVision
  • Australia
  • March 23 2017

Franchisors, take note. On 1 March, the Federal Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 (the Bill


Monthly UpdateAustralian Labour & Employment
  • Jones Day
  • Australia
  • March 20 2017

In this edition of the Update, we discuss two significant developments that are likely to have far-reaching impacts for employers and employees


Franchisors and holding companies face increased risks under proposed Fair Work Act changes
  • Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers
  • Australia
  • March 15 2017

A number of well-known businesses have been in the media spotlight in recent times because of claims relating to breaches of workplace laws. However


Franchisor Liability on the rise post 7-Eleven wage scandal
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • March 13 2017

Recent employment scandals, such as the systemic underpayment of workers by 7-Eleven Franchisees and reports of exploitation of temporary work visa


Australian competition and consumer law update for food & beverage sector
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • March 8 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently released its Compliance and Enforcement Policy for 2017. The compliance and


New Legislation: Protecting Vulnerable Workers Bill. Franchisor Compliance Risk Increases
  • FCB Group
  • Australia
  • March 1 2017

The Government has today introduced legislation which places significant additional responsibility on franchisors over the employment practices of


How to build an empire
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • February 23 2017

Franchising as a business expansion method has a proven track record in Australia. If done properly and with care, it can be


The long arm of the Fair Work Ombudsman: third parties being prosecuted for contraventions of workplace laws
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • December 20 2016

The Fair Work Ombudsman, Natalie James, has repeatedly warned employers and their managers, human resource staff, contractors, advisors and


Franchisor liability for franchisee conduct
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 8 2016

For some time, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has pursued the agenda of making directors and business advisers liable for the actions of companies and


FWO cracks down on franchisors and franchisees for breaches of Australian workplace laws
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • December 2 2016

Two recent inquiries - the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) inquiry into the 7-Eleven franchise network, and the Senate Committee Inquiry into the