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Franchise disclosure register - complete your profile now!
Insight 11 Nov 2022

Most franchisors in Australia are required to have registered on the new Franchise Disclosure Register (Register) by Monday 14 November 2022. We briefly summarise the obligations that franchisors must meet before the Register goes live on Tuesday 15 November 2022. ...

Minimum fines of $10 million – why compliance with the Franchising Code is now more important than ever
Insight 27 Jun 2022

In April this year, highly anticipated increases to the financial penalties for contravening the Franchising Code (the Code) came into effect. As a result of these changes, it's essential that business review their franchise agreements to ensure they remain compliant with the Franchising Code. ...

Three things to consider with ESG investing
Insight 22 Feb 2022

Alongside record flows into sustainable funds and investments, growing attention on ESG presents opportunities and challenges for investors and fund managers alike. Watch our latest video on key steps to harnessing the opportunities and mitigating the risks that ESG investing brings. ...

Franchising Code amendments locked in – what you need to know
Insight 24 Jun 2021

Long-awaited amendments to the Australian Franchising Code have finally been implemented. Changes take effect on 1 July 2021, other than changes to dispute resolution provisions (which came into effect on 2 June 2021), and changes to disclosure documents (which take effect from 1 November 2021). ...

Franchisors beware: pecuniary penalties wash Geowash clean
Insight 26 Feb 2020

A recent Federal Court decision imposed significant pecuniary penalties on a franchisor as well as its sole director and national franchising manager for unfair dealings with franchisees ...

TGA guidance on the promotion of stem cells and HCT products
Insight 10 Dec 2019

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued advertising guidance for businesses involved with stems cells and other human cell or tissue products. ...

TGA guidance on the promotion of medicinal cannabis
Insight 25 Nov 2019

The Therapeutic Goods Administration ( TGA ) has issued guidance on advertising to the public for businesses involved with medicinal cannabis products and therapies. Along with advertising ...

Damages for employer's repudiation of employment contract
Insight 01 Nov 2017

The Victorian Supreme Court has awarded Mr Loone, a Managing Principle with Crowe Horwath Australia, $423,445 in damages after a repudiation of his employment contract by his employer. ...

'Bordering on impossible' that husband and wife duo were independent contractors
Insight 01 Nov 2017

The Federal Court decided that a husband and wife who worked from home and sometimes outsourced their work were employees instead of independent contractors, making the employer guilty of sham contracting, underpayments and other breaches. ...

Increased responsibility for franchisors under new laws
Insight 01 Nov 2017

From 27 October 2017, franchisors may be liable if their franchisees contravene certain workplace laws. Senior Associate Chloe Wilton reports on practical steps that franchisors can take to reduce the risk of being held liable under these new laws. ...