ACCC Tightens the Noose on Unfair Contract Terms and Breaches of Competition Laws

In November of last year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)  implemented drastic changes to its penalties relating to unfair contract terms and violations of the Competition and Consumer Act. These reforms come in two main parts, aiming to deter companies from exploiting consumers and competitors. Heavier Penalties for Competition and Consumer Act Breaches [...]

2023-09-18T03:09:40+00:00September 18th, 2023|Employment Law|Comments Off on ACCC Tightens the Noose on Unfair Contract Terms and Breaches of Competition Laws

Top 3 Mistakes Businesses Get Sued By Their Employees For

Being an employer in modern times is not easy. There are many things to consider, such as insurances, business licences and registrations, hiring and retention of employees and maintaining a healthy cash flow and revenue, to name a few. Unfortunately, many businesses do not have the time or resources to consider such issues and leave [...]

2023-09-11T01:10:16+00:00September 11th, 2023|Employment Law|Comments Off on Top 3 Mistakes Businesses Get Sued By Their Employees For

Navigating the Legal Maze: Directing Employees Back to In-Person Work

Many are re-instating the 5-day, in-person work week with the pandemic finally ending. While doing this might seem straightforward, the legal intricacies are far from simple. Here, we set out the main points when directing employees back to the workplace. The Basics: Lawful and Reasonable Instructions Generally, employees are expected to follow "lawful and reasonable" [...]

2023-09-04T01:12:31+00:00September 3rd, 2023|Employment Law|Comments Off on Navigating the Legal Maze: Directing Employees Back to In-Person Work

ATO’s updated approach to claiming expenses while working from home

The onslaught of work from home arrangements popularised due to the pandemic have prompted the ATO to revamp the way to claim deductions for WFH costs.  From the 1st of July 2022 you can choose to claim: The fixed rate method, at 67 cents an hour The actual cost method, claiming actual additional expenses incurred [...]

2023-04-16T22:44:38+00:00April 16th, 2023|employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on ATO’s updated approach to claiming expenses while working from home
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