How to word your warranties

Do you provide a warranty against defects for your goods and services?  Mandatory wording may apply under Australian Consumer Law. What is a warranty against defects? Suppliers and manufacturer...
New Long Service Leave laws in Victoria

New Long Service Leave laws in Victoria

Recruitment can be a long and challenging process, so encouraging loyal employees can be a great way to avoid the difficulties that come with staffing.  With this in mind, make sure you are aware...
Changes to the General Retail Award

Changes to the General Retail Award

Late last year, the Fair Work Commission amended the General Retail Award 2018, which applies to casual and shift workers working weekend shifts. The Commission determined to increase penalty rates f...
Unfair terms in business to business contracts

Unfair terms in business to business contracts

Australian competition and consumer law provides protection against unfair contract terms in standard form contracts, making them void. Standard form contracts are not legislatively defined, but gener...
Toughening Gift Card Consumer Laws

Toughening Gift Card Consumer Laws

Last year, NSW legislation came into effect requiring gift cards to have a minimum expiry period of 3 years.  In a similar vein, Federal legislation passed on 25 October 2018, amending the Compet...
What is the difference between assignment and novation

What is the difference between assignment and novation?

Transferring rights in a contract can be a bit like a game of musical chairs, where someone else steps into your position, usually by means of an 'assignment' or a 'novation'. The words 'assignment' a...
Protect your brand with a trade mark watching service

Protect your brand with a trade mark watching service

Even if you have a registered trade mark you need to maintain and protect it.  Without vigilance, infringing marks can be registered and can impact your business. Previously in our article about...
New Year Legal Checklist for Retailers

New Year Legal Checklist for Retailers

Want to start the new year on the best foot?  We recommend spending some time to check off the following list to make sure everything is in order for the new year. Review your existing co...
Top 3 must-read articles for retailers

Top 3 must-read articles for retailers!

We know how important your business is to you – after all, your business is our business!  To help protect your business, we’ve put together our top 3 “must-read” articles for retail business own...
Michael Kors acquires Versace

Michael Kors acquires Versace

Every now and then it’s great to spoil yourself with that luxury product that you have had your eye on, and surprisingly many well-loved high-end brands are owned or being purchased by companies that...