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Does Your Business Have a Privacy Policy?

A privacy policy is a document that sets out how an organisation will collect, use, disclose and manage client/customer data and personal information. Most businesses have a detailed privacy policy drafted by a lawyer which is then included on their website. What must be included in a privacy policy? The requirements of what must be […]

Have You Been Made Redundant?

Redundancy is defined as being no longer needed or useful. When your role is made redundant in the workplace, it means that your position is no longer needed or useful to the needs of the business. Redundancy can occur because your employer decides that your role is no longer needed, or if the business becomes […]

Contract Repudiation – What Does it Mean?

A contract is usually established with good intentions. However, there are occasions when one party cannot or will not fulfil their obligations. When this happens, it is known as contract repudiation or repudiation of a contract. When does contract repudiation occur? Repudiation of contract occurs when one party openly renounces their obligations under a contract […]

Bail – What Is It & When Is It Granted?

Bail is usually granted when an amount of money is paid in exchange for an accused person being released from custody until they appear in Court to hear the case against them. The people who provide money are called sureties and they provide a guarantee by way of an undertaking to make sure that the […]

Partnership Agreement vs Joint Venture?

When going into business with another person or company, one of the key things you’ll need to decide on is how you will structure the business. One of the most common confusing areas is the subtle differences between a partnership agreement and a joint venture agreement. The ability to differentiate between the two is important when deciding on the […]

Does the National Credit Code (NCC) Affect You?

Australia has special legislation to protect consumers who borrow money. The National Credit Code (NCC) is included in the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (NCCP). It replaces the old state-administered Uniform Consumer Credit Code. The National Credit Code affects all Australian providers of credit and consumers of credit with specific rules that apply to […]

PAYG – Do You Know Your Options?

Many businesses (particularly start-ups and small businesses) often don’t realise that there are 2 forms of pay as you go tax options: PAYG withholding and PAYG Income Tax Instalments. So what are the differences and how do they affect different businesses? PAYG withholding refers to employees’ income and PAYG Income Tax Instalments refers to your […]

Drink Driving – Have You Been Charged?

Anyone driving or attempting to drive a motor vehicle in excess of the prescribed blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05 is breaking the law. Penalties ranging from fines to imprisonment apply if you are caught drink driving. For a person (regardless of nationality) holding a probationary or learner’s licence, the BAC tolerance is zero. A person […]

Casual Employee? Know Your Rights

A casual employee is an employee who is not guaranteed regular hours, is not paid sick leave or annual leave and can have their employment terminated at any time without notice. Casual employees are usually given more pay per hour (known as casual loading). The casual loading is usually 20% over the base pay per hour in […]