In light of recent reports, it would seem more and more Aussies are falling victim to wage theft. And while there’s no excuse for poor bookkeeping, the common line is that
The passing of the new year welcomed Australia into a fresh decade, and while many of us are still suffering the throes of the party season, industry regulators are already
Is Australia’s award system so complex major corporations capable of handling millions of customers and billions of dollars can’t manage to pay employees properly? That’s the spin flowing freely in
An article I recently wrote on 10 common franchisor mistakes that annoy franchisees generated a lot of interest. But as we all know, franchising is a two-way relationship. To balance things out, here are some
Franchisee-owned franchisors are very rare, and account for probably less than five percent of the total number of franchise brands operating in Australia. Fewer than 55 out of approximately 1,100 franchise
Which seven rituals could you employ to deliver peak performance in your business and your network? Paul Taylor, a former Royal Navy aircrew officer, exercise physiologist, and the director of
Trained mediators can bring about a swift resolution in a franchise dispute. There’s even an office of Franchising Mediation Advisor to help things along. The mediation landscape has changed over
Many Australians are shocked by celebrity chef George Calombaris being caught for underpaying employees A$7.8m. It didn’t help, of course, that the television personality was also reported to be seeking a
Franchise parties need to act honestly, exercise their powers reasonably and have regard to each other’s legitimate interests – in other words, act in good faith.
Franchising has once again been in the media spotlight in the past few weeks, and not for the many positive things happening in the sector. If you were to believe much of what has been published in the press, you’d be led to believe the viability of the entire franchise model of enterprise is in question.