Three years after the introduction of Fair Work, it remains a mystery to 90% of businesses. If you’re still not sure of your obligations, here are five key points you must be aware of. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
The Fair Work Act has again come under fire after a survey revealed more than 25% of small business managers have been threatened with legal action by a disgruntled employee.
Alarming new statistics reveal that 70% of all micro businesses have no intellectual property protection. If you’ve worked hard to develop your big business idea, here are five mistakes you can’t afford to make. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Apple has been fined $2.25 million by the Federal Court for misleading “many hundreds of thousands” of consumers and business owners by claiming its latest iPad was compatible with Australian 4G-LTE networks.
Almost 70% of businesses with zero to four staff use no intellectual property protection methods, according to an alarming Australian Bureau of Statistics report.
Employers have been urged to regularly audit their workplace culture to avoid legal battles, after a woman was ordered to pay her former boss damages after circulating a scathing email.
Small businesses unsure about carbon price claims can now access a dedicated hotline, designed to make it easier for consumers and business to complain if they suspect a price claim is false.
Greece looks like it has a new government, so what happens now?
Australian eBay sellers have been put on notice after Centrelink confirmed it is cracking down on people who receive benefits while making large profits on the online selling platform.
Small businesses are being encouraged to have their say on proposed legislation to support the role of the NSW small business commissioner, two weeks after the NSW Opposition slammed the lack of legislation for the role.
Group buying sites can now choose to be held accountable on a global scale, with the release of the first global code of conduct, seven months after the release of an Australian code of conduct.
The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched a campaign for mature-wage workers alongside Business SA, as statistics show older workers are increasingly overlooked.
Business conditions are at their weakest level in three years, according to the NAB Monthly Business Survey, with pressure mounting on the Federal Government to offer some relief.
Start-ups have been urged to use a simple trick to ensure the security of their password, after six million LinkedIn passwords were reportedly leaked online.
US-based venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has denied allegations made by a former partner, who is suing the company for sexual harassment and gender discrimination.
Many entrepreneurs plan or even launch their next venture before they leave their old job. However, non-disclosure agreements and workplace codes of conduct can make moonlighting legally risky. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
Industry groups have slammed the decision by Fair Work Australia to increase the national minimum wage by $17.10 a week, warning it will impose a major burden on small businesses.
The NSW Opposition has introduced a bill to give the state’s small business commissioner “real teeth”, amid criticism that the role at state and federal levels is virtually meaningless.
Does your start-up have all the business licences you need? Do you comply with all the relevant state government regulations?
A Subway franchisee is in hot water for allegedly underpaying 11 staff by more than $50,000, with an industry expert warning that franchisors should ensure their franchisees receive proper legal information.