Category: Legal

What is the criteria for a complying loan agreement?

Private companies may be incentivised to make loans to a shareholder or their associate during the income year in an effort to save on income tax. In order to remedy any inequities…

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Modified provisions for virtual business meetings you need to be aware of

Businesses moving towards online operations (temporarily or permanently) need to be aware of the Government’s modified provisions concerning virtual meetings and the electronic signing of company documents. These modified provisions in the…

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What to look out for when entering a supply contract

When entering a supply contract, it is extremely important to work out all the nuisances before signing to prevent complications down the road and make sure conditions are favourable for you. Here…

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Mandatory code of conduct for commercial tenants and landlords

The Government has introduced a mandatory code of conduct to help commercial tenants with rent relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the code of conduct for commercial tenancies: Landlords must not terminate…

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Dealing with customer breaches of contract

When two parties enter into a contract, they must follow the agreed terms and conditions outlined. If one party does not fulfil the obligations they agreed to, then a breach of contract…

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Employer jury duty responsibilities

When an employee gets summoned for jury duty, it can put added stress on the workplace with other staff having to take on extra work. As an employer, you’ll likely want to…

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Proposed law to restrict cash payments

New restrictions on cash transactions may be coming into effect after the government released the draft Currency (Restrictions of the Use of Cash) Bill 2019, which proposed to make it an offence…

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When is unpaid work legal?

There are circumstances where unpaid work is okay, however, legal unpaid work situations are limited, and in most circumstances, workers should be paid. Employers who are not meeting the Fair Work Act…

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Annual leave and pay over the holidays

As the holiday season approaches, so does the shutdown period for many businesses. This is the time of year when it is easier to take off work due to many businesses slowing…

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Being aware of copyright infringement  

When sourcing content for your business, it can be tricky to determine what materials you can use without putting your business at risk of copyright infringement. With the internet providing a range…

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