Franchise Law

Accessorial Liability for Workplace Law Breaches

The following recent cases illustrate the Fair Work Ombudsman’s intent to extend liability for breaches of workplace laws, including the underpayment of wages and award benefits, beyond the employer. While traditionally, liability has not extended beyond managers within an employer our Courts are now looking to extend liability to external advisers who facilitate or assist an employer in breaching workplace laws.

What Do Changes to the Competition & Consumer Act Mean To You?

In October 2017, Parliament passed the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill 2017, introducing many significant changes to the Competition & Consumer Act 2010 (CCA). The Act implements key recommendations pertaining to competition law, including those relating to cartels, price signalling and concerted practices, exclusionary provisions, secondary boycotts, third line forcing, resale price maintenance, authorisations notifications and class exemptions, access and evidentiary provisions.

MST Lawyers Supports Ronald McDonald House

This month MST Lawyers took part in the Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria’s Golf Day at and also hosted a Make a Meal night at Ronald McDonald House Monash.

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.