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3 must-know award wages changes for franchisees


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

Deregulation taskforce a ‘game-changer’ for small business


Prospective small business owners may be in for significant boost, after the Federal Government launched a new deregulation taskforce. Announced on Thursday, the taskforce will work alongside state and territory

ATO franchise tax update targets courier and cleaning businesses


Franchisees providing cleaning and courier services may be hit with financial penalties should they not conform to a new franchise tax update. The Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) recently introduced Taxable

Franchise brands urged to review minimum wage increase


The end of financial year (EOFY) celebrations kicked off early for workers with the national minimum wage increase officially rolled out on Monday. The minimum wage increase sees rates rise

2.2 million Aussie better off after minimum wage increase


More than 2.2 million Australians are set to better off after the Fair Work Commission (FWC) delivered a long-awaited pay rise. On Thursday, the body confirmed a 3 per cent

Starbucks serves up record revenue result


Global coffee franchise, Starbucks Corporation (Starbucks) has reported its end of year results, revealing a huge boost in network revenue.

Taco Bell, KFC boost results for YUM!


YUM! Brands Inc., the franchise group behind global chains KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell has announced positive sales performance in its Q3 results, maintaining full-year guidance.

Harvey Norman directors dump stock after listing breach


Executives at Harvey Norman have come under fire this week, after a breach of the Australian listing rules was identified by the ASX.

Crust franchise facing $54,000 discrimination penalty


A Crust Gourmet Pizza franchise outlet in Hobart is facing allegations of discrimination following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO).

Spending slows in September


Spending by Australian consumers rose just 0.2 per cent in September, the weakest monthly increase in 16 months.