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...
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...
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...
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...
Do you employ casual workers

Do you employ casual workers?

From 1 October 2018, casual employees falling under specified Modern Awards have a right to request a permanent position if they have worked regular hours for at least one year, which cannot be refuse...
Top 3 tips for running a sales promotion (legally)

Top 3 tips for running a sales promotion (legally)

Retailers and businesses need to be quick when it comes to planning and executing sales promotions in a fast paced consumer goods market.  However, it is important to take the time to consider wh...
Are your marketing slogans misleading?

Are your marketing slogans misleading?

Many consumers are enticed by quick-fix weight loss programs – especially when they are advertised at affordable prices such as Jenny Craig’s “Lose 10kg for $10” advertisements. However, the ACCC has...
3 funniest competitions

3 funniest competitions

You may have seen our recent posts about running competitions, trade promotions and giveaways to promote your business.  The fun thing about running your own competition is how creative you can get wi...
Was/Now Advertising: Is your promotional sale legal?

Was/Now Advertising: Is your promotional sale legal?

It is common practice for retailers to advertise with “was/now” pricing on their products – for example, a suit that “was $300” and is “now $250” suggests a saving of $50.  This method of compara...
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