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ACCC To Target Food Services Sector

In media release of 7 February 2019, the ACCC announced that café, restaurant and take away food services industries will be the target of the ACCC’s next round of Franchising Code compliance checks.

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry – Observations by an Employment Lawyer

The recently announced Banking Royal Commission recommendations are expected to send seismic waves throughout the banking, finance, insurance and superannuation industries.

If you suspect that your business will likely be affected by any of the recommendations, it’s possibly time to start thinking about potential workplace changes and employment law issues.

Spencer Street Tower Blaze – A Timely Reminder Of The Recent Cladding Rectification Charges

The life-threatening Spencer Street Tower blaze serves as a reminder of the recent reforms introduced to reduce the cost of removing dangerous combustible cladding from properties with changes to the Local Government Act 1989 (Vic) that will create Cladding Rectification Agreements (CRA). CRAs will enable owners to rectify the cladding on their property and pay it off via their council rates.

Fine Tuning Marketing Fund Statements: Judge Warns Franchisors To Be Transparent With Details

30 Jan 2019

Ultra Tune’s “stubborn”, “cavalier”, and “serious” breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct (Franchising Code) and Australian Consumer Law (ACL) have resulted in a total fine of $2.604 million.

“Skimping” on the level of detail in marketing fund or cooperative statements provided to franchisees will not be tolerated.

This article reviews this aspect of the decision handed down by Justice Bromwich.