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How Will the Protecting Vulnerable Workers Bill 2017 Affect Franchisors?
  • LegalVision
  • Australia
  • March 28 2017

In 2016, a number of high-profile franchises were caught underpaying their staff. To strengthen Australia’s existing employment law framework, the

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