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COVID-19 Vaccination in the Workplace

The recent NSW Government public health orders requiring vaccination of certain key workers have saved many employers from tough decisions about vaccinations and their workers. Nevertheless, many workplaces are not covered by the orders where employers would like to ensure that their employees are vaccinated for COVID-19. Of course, there is no dilemma if all …

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T. – The Jenkins Report Spells It Out

Workplace behaviour, particularly between the sexes, is a hot topic and a political hot potato right now, which likely means that the federal government will take actual steps to improve workers’ protection from sexual harassment. In response to a storm of public outrage over allegations made by Brittany Higgins and other activists, the federal government …

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What is Unconscionable Conduct? Does it apply to my business contract dispute?

When you seek a lawyer’s help to resolve a breach of a contract dispute, the first step is to analyse the agreement between the parties. In some cases, strict contract application can cause one party to suffer loss in manifestly unjust or unfair circumstances. Still, the contract the two made is technically legal because it’s …

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Ways to Structure your Business as a Partnership

When you are a sole trader, the next step for expanding your business and increasing profits might be to partner with two or more people to make a profit. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being in a business partnership? What terms should you think about including in a Partnership Agreement? When you become …

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How to challenge unfair contract terms under Australian Consumer Law

In Court cases on unfair contract terms, the ACCC has taken enforcement action against suppliers offering goods or services to small businesses or consumers, utilising terms and conditions on a ‘take it or leave it’ basis, containing unfair contract terms. The Court’s soon-to-be powers to impose significant monetary penalties for unfair contract terms are a …

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Pandemics are bad for business, and Commercial leases will now have to reflect that for the COVID-19 period

The COVID-19 pandemic has just slugged the global economy with the most significant downturn since the Great Depression. Still, once the virus is under reasonable control, it will probably be easier to recover economically than in the 1930s. Nevertheless, many businesses could collapse in the short term, which would have become viable again once the …

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Beam Me Up Scotty – Witnessing Documents Over the Net During the Pandemic

Since 22 April 2020, legal documents can be witnessed and signed over the Internet in a legal milestone. On this date, the Electronic Transactions Amendment (COVID-19 Witnessing of Documents) Regulation 2020 (NSW) came into effect. The Regulation is designed to overcome the NSW Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on gatherings, including legally …

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Termination of a Contract or Agreement, including your COVID-19 pandemic options

If you have a written contract, it will often contain a clause that allows either side to terminate the agreement if a specific condition is not met, usually the supply of goods and services or payment by some particular date. If the other party does not meet the requirement, you can choose to terminate the …

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COVID-19 and Debt Collection – Getting Paid In Difficult Times

In business, cash is king, but with COVID-19, our worlds have been thrown upside down. With sensitivity in these difficult times, what can we do to recover money owed to a business? How do you recover debts owing to a business in these challenging times of COVID-19 and the coronavirus? 1. Re-negotiate your supply terms …

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Privacy Law for small businesses & Things included in a Privacy Policy

It would be best to have a Privacy Policy on your website when you operate a business that collects, stores, or discloses personal information. Your Privacy Policy must comply with Australian privacy laws and European Union rules if some of your customers reside there. What should you include in your Privacy Policy? That will depend …

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