April 4, 2018

Take note! The new Mandatory Data Breach Notification Laws are here.

The new Mandatory Data Breach Notification Laws are here. Why are they needed? Strong data management is integral to the operation of businesses and government agencies worldwide. At the same time, data analysis has been widely recognised for its value as fuel for innovation. This noted, one of the biggest […]
April 4, 2018

Sexual harassment policy technology considerations

Sexual harassment policy technology considerations In the Australian workplace, “sexual harassment” has been unlawful since at least 1984. One major issue for employers to deal with is displaying or circulating sexual material in the workplace. Back in 1984, when the laws were introduced, desktop computers, laptops and mobile phones, SMS, […]
April 4, 2018

Personal Liability for Company Directors

Personal Liability for Company Directors A company is an association incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the ‘Act’). The effect of incorporation gives the company a separate entity, distinct from its directors and shareholders. It can enter into contracts, sue and be sued in its own right. The Australian […]
April 4, 2018

The Power of a Statutory Demand

The Power of a Statutory Demand If you are in business, whether it’s in the capacity of a company director, in management or if you represent a company as its accountant, you must know of the power of a Statutory Demand.  This article sets out the huge benefits in using […]
February 20, 2018

Introduction to Intellectual Property for business

Introduction to Intellectual Property for business Intellectual property (IP) is the property of your mind or proprietary knowledge and can be an invention, a trade mark, a design or the practical application of your idea. It is important that you understand how to protect IP as it is a valuable […]
February 20, 2018

Personal Property Security Register

Personal Property Security Register It is crucial that people who have a security interest in personal property take it seriously or risk losing their security interests. Many businesses are struggling to understand the implications of the Personal Property Security Register (PPSR). In this article we have provided a simple summary […]
February 20, 2018

Why you should read online terms and conditions

Why you should read online terms and conditions The rapid pace at which technology is progressing means more of us are ‘transacting’ in a global environment. International online contracts are common place for businesses and consumers – whether we are purchasing fashion accessories through online retail outlets, subscribing to industry-specific […]
January 1, 2018

Protecting your cashflow – the importance of your terms of trade

Protecting your cashflow – the importance of your terms of trade Terms of Trade are the terms and conditions on which a business sells goods and services to customers and on which they buy goods and services from suppliers. These terms form the basis for the trading relationships for all […]
January 1, 2018

Extension of the unfair contracts regime to small businesses

Extension of the unfair contracts regime to small businesses The Federal Government has enacted legislation extending the unfair contract term protections of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth) to the small business sector. Under the new laws, a Court is […]
January 1, 2018

Time to review your credit card charges

Time to review your credit card charges Under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) businesses may be fined for excessive credit and debit card payment surcharges. A payment surcharge is defined as: an amount charged, in addition to the price of goods or services, for processing payment for the goods […]
November 28, 2017

Legal issues with images on social media

Legal issues with images on social media We now live in an age dominated by social media. Posting images on social media platforms is an effective and increasingly popular way to share, connect and do business. It’s tempting to be lulled into a false sense of security when posting images […]
November 13, 2017

Debt collection basics for business

Debt collection basics for business If you are owed money for goods or services, the first step in attempting to recover it is generally to send a letter of demand to the other party setting out the amount of money outstanding and giving them a defined period of time within […]