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Franchise reform: where is it all heading in 2021?

18/01/2021

The long-running issue of franchise reform is still in the works as we head into 2021. So what can we expect? Let’s recap what we know. On 4 March 2019 the

Former IGA franchisee faces legal action

13/01/2021

A former IGA franchisee faces legal action in the Federal Circuit Court over alleged non-compliance with workplace laws. The Fair Work Ombudsman alleges S & L Lenz Pty Ltd, the former franchisee

RFG will face court over alleged unconscionable conduct

15/12/2020

The ACCC is taking Retail Food Group to federal court over “unconscionable and misleading conduct” toward its own franchisees. The consumer group alleges RFG made false representations in its dealings

Casual worker rules a hot topic this week in industrial relations bill

08/12/2020

Casual workers are soon to see some changes to their working conditions, with a long-awaited decision handed down by the Fair Work Commission setting the stage for a renewed industrial

Are your ready for a risk-free Christmas office party?

04/11/2020

Staff are working from home, and Covid-rules remain in place, so what will this year’s office Christmas party look like? How can you whip up some much-needed Christmas spirit without

What you need to know about the Vic Govt rent relief extension due to Covid-19

23/09/2020

We are now over six months into the pandemic with restrictions eased in many states and parts of regional Victoria. However metropolitan Melbourne remains under stage 4 restrictions. The first

Back in Motion removes allegedly unfair terms from franchise agreement

22/09/2020

Back in Motion is to remove allegedly unfair terms from its franchise agreement after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission raised concerns about certain clauses. The physiotherapy group has admitted

Sneakerboy case: time is running out on rental regulations under Covid-19 Code

08/09/2020

The Sneakerboy case reveals the impact of Covid-19, the regard a court will have to it and the National Code of Conduct Retail and Commercial Leases and any State or Territory

McDonald’s sues Hungry Jack’s over ‘big’ burgers

07/09/2020

McDonald’s is taking Hungry Jack’s to task over a burger, filing a trademark infringement notice in the Federal Court. In contention is the Hungry Jack’s burger ‘Big Jack’, a two-deck

Total Tools sued by competitor

18/08/2020

Sydney Tools has confirmed it is suing competitor Total Tools over an alleged email hacking. According to Sydney Tools, Total Tools hacked into its email system last year to give