Franchisees have been warned that they are personally liable for their actions, in the wake of the Brumby’s carbon tax pricing furore.
Retailers are calling for penalty rates to be halved, as part of a Fair Work Australia review, with a leading industry group insisting retailers simply can’t afford to pay staff more.
Start-ups can now apply for registration of research and development activities for the R&D Tax Incentive, which replaces the R&D Tax Concession for all income years commencing on or after July 1, 2011.
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Entrepreneurs have been warned over carbon tax price gouging, after the Opposition wrote to thousands of small business owners warning them of the impact of the tax.
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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.
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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.
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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.