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Why your business needs a bullying and harassment policy

Employees in Australia have a legal right to work in a workplace free from bullying, discrimination and harassment, yet businesses continue to handle claims and complaints of this nature. This behaviour is not only harmful to the person being bullied, but also to your business, its reputation and its culture. … Continue reading

The importance of terms of business for recruitment businesses

It is imperative for recruitment businesses to ensure that their Terms of Business are up-to-date, legally compliant and enforceable. Terms of Business are a legal document commonly used in the recruitment industry to form an agreement between a recruitment business/agency and their client. This agreement sets out the legal relationship … Continue reading

Licencing IP – What are the considerations?

Exclusive, non-exclusive, or sole licence: Basically – what degree of exclusivity will the IP licence grant to the licensee? This will depend on both parties’ particular wishes, and the kind of IP being licenced. An exclusive licence means that only the licensee is allowed to access and use the IP … Continue reading

Portable Long Service Leave – what employers in the community service, contract cleaning and security industries need to know

In September 2018, the Long Service Benefits Portability Bill 2018 (‘the Bill’) was passed by Victorian Parliament, with the provisions of the Bill to come into effect in mid-2019. The Bill introduced significant changes to the way that long service leave operates in the community service, contract cleaning and security … Continue reading

Why replaceable rules might be inappropriate for your company

When deciding on the internal governance requirements for your business, it can be hard to choose between implementing replaceable rules, a constitution, or even both. This blog post sets out why some companies may choose to stay clear of replaceable rules and rely solely on a constitution instead. What is … Continue reading

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