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Fundraising and ACL issues

If you run a business or charity and carry out fundraising activities, does the Australian Consumer Law apply to you? It depends on whether the fundraising in question is considered to be “in trade or commerce”… How to tell if your fundraising will be defined by the ACL to be … Continue reading

Recent changes to the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010

The Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010 (‘the Award’) has recently undergone an award review resulting in several changes, both minor and major. If you have not already done so, it is important to recognise these changes and consider how they affect your business. Minor changes The minor changes … Continue reading

Record-keeping and pay slip requirements – what you need to know

As an employer, you have specific record-keeping and pay slip obligations that you must comply with. These obligations can be found in the Fair Work Act 2009. It is important to familiarise yourself with these obligations to ensure compliance with the relevant laws and to ultimately protect your employees and … Continue reading

Can I protect my business idea?

Yes – and no! The law of intellectual property offers a number of means of protection for original creations of the mind. The catch is that ideas alone aren’t capable of protection – BUT as soon as you reduce those ideas to written form then legal protection is available. Given … Continue reading

Freelancers photographers and ownership – who owns your lookbook?

Freelancers, photographers and ownership – who owns your look-book? Holding the intellectual property rights in your look-book provides you with the exclusive right to use, reproduce, control and profit from the use of that creative work. However, it’s important to bear in mind that when a photographer takes the photos … Continue reading

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