Legal

Five tips to ensure your interns don’t sue you

Internships can be a mixed bag. Done poorly and you have an intern twiddling their thumbs or doing work that really should be done...

The search for the Holy Grail: Four Challenges You Will Face When Trying to Sell Your Business

The 'Holy Grail', for many business owners, is to launch a business, grow it, sell it at a profit and retire early. Even for...

Companies that offer to freeze their employees’ eggs risk opening ‘Pandora’s Box’, says lawyer

In the United States, it is becoming vogue for companies to pay for female employees to freeze their eggs, with the likes of Apple,...

The five key things to consider ahead of purchasing insurance for your business

As a business owner, dealing with insurance can easily slide down the priority list.  Not many people look forward to answering bunches of questions...

Businesses saddle up for Melbourne Cup

It’s the race that stops the nation but Melbourne Cup is also the race the halts workplaces – and not just in Victoria where...

An employer is hit with an unfair dismissal claim every 3 and a half minutes in Australia

An analysis of the Fair Work Commission 2016-17* report reveals an employer was hit with an unfair dismissal claim every three and a half...

One in two small businesses not prepared for workplace bullies, Employsure research shows

Half of Australia’s small businesses not only lack an action plan to address workplace bullying, they don’t understand the legal requirements, according research undertaken...

The Weinstein scandal: Is your business equipped to deal with sexual harassment?

For organisations, big or small, accusations of sexual harassment are alarming. With the current press surrounding the allegations of sexual harassment made against Harvey...

7-Eleven franchisee accused of sacking worker who refused to hand over leave entitlements

A 7-Eleven Franchisee in Brisbane is facing court for allegedly dismissing a worker by removing him from the roster after he refused his employer’s...

United or divided: when the views of your company aren’t shared by your employees

You may have been told once before that it is not polite to discuss religion or politics at the dinner table, but what about...

From unfair contract terms to optimism: A VSBC update on Victoria’s small businesses

The Victorian Small Business Commissioner, Judy O’Connell, provided Dynamic Business with insights into the state’s small business sector, including barriers to growth and the...

What’s in a (Domain) Name? Nailing the basics

In today’s ever increasing online world, domain names have become one of the most important business assets for sales to consumers, contact with and...

Progress made towards a fairer distribution of power between small and big businesses

When small businesses engage with large enterprises, standard form contracts often leave them with no room to negotiate. Small businesses are left with the...

Are your employees working overtime during the EOFY rush? If so, you must tread carefully

As the 2016-2017 financial year comes to an end, businesses are hastily tying up loose ends in preparation for the new financial year. Often...

Three reasons this year’s federal budget is advantageous for small business owners

After the Federal Budget was announced on Tuesday, 9 May, small business owners will be trying to work out what matters most to them....

How will the new mandatory data breach notification laws impact your business?

Every business owner has a responsibility to stay on top of –  and comply with –  changes to the law in their business operations....

How to avoid unenforceable contracts

No business operates in complete isolation. Agreements must be made between your business and its customers, as well as with other businesses such as...

Competition reforms introduced to improve the bargaining power of small business

Competition reforms tabled in Federal Parliament this week backs small businesses to grow, innovate and create more jobs, according to Small Business Minister Michael...

Deutsche Bank bonus cuts: lessons for SMEs

Deutsche Bank of Germany recently decided to cut bonuses for local employees as it struggles to turn a profit in the wake of a...

ACCC alleges online directory made small business pay for unwanted advertising

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking legal action against an online business directory provider, alleging unconscionable conduct that resulted in numerous...