Potential liability of franchisors and holding companies for breach of workplace laws – Vulnerable workers legislation commences

Extended liability for franchisors and holding companies Recently, the Fair Work Act has undergone a number of amendments as a result of the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017. Importantly, the amendment introduced new accessorial liability provisions that will apply from the 27 [...]

November 1st, 2017|Commercial, Employment Law|

Crowd-sourced funding for proprietary companies: Differences between exposure draft and bill

The Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill 2017 (Bill) has now been introduced into Parliament. The Bill “sets out amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 (Corporations Act) to enable proprietary companies in Australia to access crowd-sourced equity funding”.[1] Prior to the introduction of [...]

October 9th, 2017|Commercial|

Family business succession planning

Operating a business presents numerous challenges, whether this be at the inception of the business, during its regular lifecycle, or upon winding down or ownership transition. One of the many important considerations for a business owner is planning for the long-term future of the business [...]

June 1st, 2017|Commercial, Wills & Estates|