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Christmas shutdown – can you force your staff to use annual leave?

It’s common for many businesses to shut down over the Christmas/New Year period, but whether you are able to direct your employees to use their leave over this period will depend on their Award. The amount of notice you must give is also Award-dependent, along with whether, and how, you … Continue reading

Covid-19 Commercial Lease Update – the National Code of Conduct

On Tuesday 7 April, the Prime Minister announced the introduction of a Mandatory Code of Conduct for Commercial Leases. As commercial and retail leasing is governed by state legislation, each state will need to make amendments to their own legislation to put the Code into law. However, tenants and landlords … Continue reading

Information Technology Agreements and the Health Sector:

Information technology and data management has become a necessary part of patient care in Australia. As health information is highly personal, privacy and protection of that information is extremely important, and your information technology agreement will need to ensure appropriate privacy and security risk management strategies are in place. Some … Continue reading

Importing and exporting for food businesses – understanding the fundamentals:

Importing: The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is responsible for the biosecurity conditions applying to imported food, and food safety. The Biosecurity Import Conditions System (BICON) determines whether your food import: Is permitted; Is subject to import conditions; Requires supporting documentation; Requires treatment; or Needs an import permit. If … Continue reading

WHAT IS A SHARE SALE AGREEMENT AND WHEN DO YOU NEED ONE?

A share sale agreement is a contract setting out the what, when and how of the sale of a share in a business. You need a share sale agreement if you are buying or selling shares in a private company. A share sale agreement may provide for only some of … Continue reading

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