• Header contact

     

    1300 MST LAW

  • Franchise Law

    MST Lawyers – Winners of the MYOB FCA Supplier of the Year Award

    MST Lawyers was honoured and delighted to receive this year’s Supplier of the Year Award at the MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards on 10 October 2017. The Award recognises supplier excellence in contributing to the franchising sector and helping franchising clients achieve their goals.






    Summary of the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017

    On 14 September 2017, the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 received royal assent and became new law called the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 (Cth).

    This article summarises key features of the Act.











    UPDATE: Is Your Business To Business Lease Governed By The Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic)?

    After entering into a lease contract for a cold storage facility in 2012, a dispute arose between the tenant and the landlord. The issue was whether or not the lease was considered to be a “retail lease” based on the permitted use. Initially, the facility was found not to be a retail premises. This decision was overturned and then revisited on appeal. We review the decision handed down on appeal and the implications for tenants and landlords.











    Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 commences operation

    The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 (Act) received royal assent on 14 September 2017. This means that the following changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 commenced from 15 September 2017: New and increased penalties for serious contraventions of workplace laws and record keeping obligations; New prohibitions against requiring an employee to…