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Is it worth it? Comparative advertising do’s and don’ts

28/04/2021

More and more social media and online sales are dictating the way businesses market and advertise their products and services to consumers. Businesses use comparative advertising promoting how superior their

Is your franchise employing contractors? You need to read this

20/01/2021

With the Covid-19 outbreak affecting the economy and job market, an increasing number of Australians are becoming full-time or part-time contractors. The fact that thousands are choosing to contract over

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

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

ACCC calls out franchisor non-compliance in 3 cases

19/08/2020

On the back of the franchise parliamentary report in 2019 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission identified the franchising sector as one of its 2020 Compliance and Enforcement Priorities.  So

4 crucial compliance rules franchisors need to consider now

12/08/2020

We’re still knee-deep in Covid-19 so what do franchisors need to consider for 2020 and beyond?  Check these legal pointers to ensure you are compliant with crucial regulations. 4 crucial

Who owns the marketing fund on liquidation?

16/06/2020

Did you know as a franchisor holding a separate marketing fund account if your franchise business is liquidated, franchisees may not get back their marketing fund money? The case of Stay

Foreign-owned franchisors beware! New rules apply

23/04/2020

A move intended to protect local businesses has had the unintended consequence of making many day to day transactions by foreign owned franchise systems subject to approval by the Foreign

Minister reprimands franchisors for fee-charging struggling franchisees

15/04/2020

A franchisor charging a franchisee their full fees while their doors are closed could potentially be in breach of the obligation to act in good faith. Minister for Small and