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Australia: Vulnerable workers legislation has commenced
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • September 15 2017

The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 received royal assent on 14 September 2017 and commenced the following day. From 15


New tenfold penalties for "serious contraventions" where does this leave franchisors and holding companies?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 14 2017

Holding companies and franchisors need to carefully consider the changes to responsibility for breaches of the Fair Work Act by subsidiaries or


Australia Update: Trade Mark Owners - When your Trade Mark Licence Becomes a Franchise
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • September 14 2017

If you have an arrangement where you allow another party to use your trade mark for certain goods or services, and you have certain rights to say how


Franchisors and holding companies beware! -- New protections for vulnerable workers
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Australia
  • September 11 2017

On 5 September 2017, the Federal Government's Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 (the Bill) was passed by the House of


Franchisor Compliance Obligations: Vulnerable Workers Legislation Passed!
  • FCB Group
  • Australia
  • September 8 2017

The long-anticipated Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill was passed by the Australian Parliament despite efforts of the Franchise


Workplace Relations Risks to Franchisors and Holding Companies Rise
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • September 7 2017

The Federal Parliament this week passed the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 (the Act), with some last minute amendments


When a franchisee sells - what franchisors need to look out for
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 25 2017

As a franchisor, there are a number of pitfalls to look out for when a franchisee sells. Some have always been there whilst others have arisen as a


How to Expand Your Australian Franchise to New Zealand
  • LegalVision
  • Australia
  • July 4 2017

New Zealand remains the most popular destination for Australian franchisors to expand their network. In 2016, a Franchising Australia survey revealed


ACCC aims to polish up franchisor
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Australia
  • July 4 2017

For the third time within a month, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) took action against a national franchisor for failing to


8 Tips to Minimise and Resolve Issues with Franchisees
  • LegalVision
  • Australia
  • June 28 2017

Franchisees are the customer-facing representatives of your brand. Their success is your success. Having unhappy franchisees can cause your brand and