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‘TOP SECRET’ – Protect your confidential information

Confidential information is one of your most valuable business assets, particularly in these challenging times. For example, client lists are proving an attractive “cherry picking” opportunity for company acquisitions. However, the Courts are flush with suits alleging misuse of confidential information. This article highlights some current examples, and gives you simple, practical, ‘TOP SECRET’ steps to protect one of your most valuable business assets.

Will My Terms of Trade Apply

These days many businesses have their own standard form terms and conditions. So inevitably businesses will find themselves in a battle over whose terms and conditions will apply to a business arrangement. Read on, to find out what may happen in these situations.

Direct marketing – Your obligations under the law

Does your business market itself by communicating directly with potential customers via mail, email, SMS or telemarketing? If the answer to this question is yes, your business will need to comply with legal obligations imposed under either the Spam Act 2003 (Cth), the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) or the Do Not Call Register Act 2006 (Cth).

The Fair Dismissal Code

The new Fair Work Bill, which passed through Parliament on 20 March 2009 has re-written the rules on unfair dismissal. From 1 July 2009, the provision under WorkChoices which protected employers with 100 or less employees from unfair dismissal claims will no longer apply. That means that a much larger number of employees will be entitled to make unfair dismissal claims.