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obstructing

Restaurant penalised for obstructing Fair Work inspector

The judge described the obstruction of FWO investigators as “calculated action designed to frustrate the application of ...
director ID; phoenixing

Director ID: how new requirements will stop illegal activity

If an SME is found practising illegal phoenix activity, there is little to no likelihood that they will have the resourc...

Common breach of contract issues and how to resolve them

The most effective way of protecting your business from being party to a breach of contract is to have a solid written c...
Succession planning

Long-term plans in unpredictable times

An exit plan, if handled well, can support a comfortable future, allowing small-business owners to make the most of thei...
holiday shutdown

Christmas and New Year leave and shutdowns: what are the rules this season?

Refusing an employee’s request to take leave may be reasonable if, for example, they are required to perform equipment m...
vaccination

Confirming and monitoring employee vaccination status: five questions to ask

Communication with employees is crucial, especially in a post-COVID environment in which policies and health situations ...
contract, ATO protecting honest businesses, unfair contract terms

Audio company introduces fairer contract terms for small-business customers

The ACCC was concerned that the company's contract would roll over for another full contract term if the customer did no...
back-paid, cafes, food and drinks

Cafe served with court date for underpayments

The employees, which included five student visa holders, were found to have been underpaid their minimum wages for ordin...
shareholder dispute, disputes, dispute resolution

Small-business rental disputes at a record high

The vast majority of enquiries were to resolve rent relief disputes under the Victorian Government’s Commercial Tenancy ...
underpaid

FWO recovers more than $148 million for underpaid workers

Fast food outlets, restaurants and cafés, corporate underpayments, horticulture, sham contracting, franchising and conta...