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  1. JohnnoP

    Significant cafe chain franchise not providing pay slips for casual worker

    Writing on behalf of my daughter who has just turned 17. She took a casual job with a significant cafe chain franchise last year at the age of 16. She has been working there for somewhat under a year on a weekend basis and has been a keen and motivated worker and getting regular shifts. However...
  2. NiTride

    Can you sell fan made products that are related to IP

    Hi all I am quite confused when it comes to IP and what is permitted and not permitted. I am very new to all of this and only recently started designing products, and trying to build a small business. I decided at one point to create some products "as a fan" based on other franchises and...
  3. Lauren.JJ

    VIC Long service entitlement

    Bit of a complicated situation so bear with me. I work for a large franchise and have so for 11 years. Each franchisee have their own business name and ABN but all franchise stores are trading under the franchise name and pay royalties, advertising, etc to the head company. Over the duration...
  4. R

    VIC Can a franchisor double dip?

    Can a franchisor double dip on merchandise they provide to the franchisee by selling the merchandise to the franchisee at a profit to their wholesale cost, and then also take royalties when the franchisee sells said merchandise?
  5. V

    NSW Franchise - Legal Obligation to Follow Contract When Company is Gone?

    Hi, I have a question about our franchise agreement. We have a 5 year contract that’s coming to an end. In 2017, the franchise we signed up with, was deregistered, but one of the two people involved, opened up another company under a new name and continued like nothing happened. No mention to...
  6. D

    QLD Employment Contract - Old Employer Sending Legal Letters?

    Good Afternoon Ladies & Gents, I recently left a local real estate agency to purchase my own franchise. I was never presented with or signed an employment contract with my last employer. My business has been running for two months now, a small handful of past clients who were unhappy with the...
  7. Meme

    NSW Legal for Employer to Ask Payment for Shortage in Cashier?

    Hi all, I am working as a sales assistant in retail. The company is an international chain and they do franchise in Australia. I just started this job recently, and will be working in a new location soon. We take turns to work in cashier for the appointed day, only that person allowed to use...
  8. S

    Non Compete Clause for Franchise

    I owned a mobile franchise business which I sold over a year ago. I signed a non compete agreement when I purchase the business which says I agree not to operate in this business for 5 years after I leave. I am now living on the other side of Australia in another State. It has been 18 months...
  9. T

    WA Franchisor attempting to throw Master Franchise under the bus

    The Franchisor is being sued by Australia's biggest online and hard copy phone directory for non payment of Agreed annual advertising. The Franchisor has been trying to pay but has not been receiving invoices and has reams of email documentation to support this. The Franchisor, as a first...
  10. R

    Franchising agreement and associate's trademark

    (1) A franchise agreement is an agreement: (a) that takes the form, in whole or part, of any of the following: (i) a written agreement; (ii) an oral agreement; (iii) an implied...