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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


Spam claim canned!
  • Broadley Rees Hogan
  • Australia
  • November 29 2016

The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) do not give rise to personal actions for damages flowing from a contravention of the provisions


“You shall not pass” - summary judgment for Tolkien copyright infringement. And in other news
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • November 28 2016

After twelve years, in 1949, JRR Tolkien completed his book, The Lord of the Rings. As Beach J observed, the book is set in a fantasy world called


Disclosure Document Updates - issues to reconsider each year
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • November 22 2016

By now franchisors have prepared financial reports and where appropriate audit reports for marketing or other co-operative funds, they have updated


Unfair Terms Legislation is here - are you ready for it?
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • November 22 2016

Most franchisors have been inundated with information regarding the introduction of legislation known as the Unfair Terms Legislation which came into


The ACCC imposes penalty for a breach of the Franchising Code - lessons from a recent case
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • November 22 2016

In late September 2016 the ACCC instituted its first proceedings seeking penalties under the amended Franchising Code of Conduct (which came into


Retail Leasing Update: Changes to the Retail Shop Leases Act
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • November 18 2016

From 25 November 2016, amendments to the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (Qld) (the Act) will take effect. Below is a snapshot of the things you need to


No soft serve - Court confirms Yogurberry franchisor liable for franchisee’s underpayment contraventions
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • November 14 2016

The focus of the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) on making franchisors accountable for the practices of its franchisees has resulted in a successful