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Must small businesses now be paid on time?
An explanation on what the Australian Governments’ Payment Times Reporting Act 2020 (Cth) means for small and large businesses.
Obligations for businesses selling to NSW customers: Six month grace period ends soon
Important changes to the Fair Trading Act 1987 (NSW) (Act) came into effect from July 1, 2020 with a six month grace period – which is about to end shortly.
First steps taken towards a mandatory human rights due diligence law in the EU
On October 26, 2020, the European Commission (the Commission) launched a public consultation on sustainable corporate governance (the Consultation), soliciting responses from stakeholders on a possible EU sustainable corporate governance initiative with the aim of ensuring “that environmental and social interests are embedded in business strategies”.
The disrupted workplace and intellectual property
A series of four articles on the opportunities and challenges relating to intellectual property in the current disrupted workplace environment.
Employment policies and franchisees
Discussing the implications of COVID-19 on day-to-day employment practices, and the action franchisors should take in relation to franchisee communications.
Consumer markets: Navigating COVID-19 for franchisors
A series of seven articles providing multi-disciplinary insight on the key areas franchisors must turn their minds to in responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
Amendments to the JobKeeper scheme
Changes to the JobKeeper scheme will come into effect from 28 September 2020, with the existing scheme remaining in place until 27 September 2020.
Proposed franchising reforms seek to find a middle ground
The Federal Government’s proposed reforms to the Franchising Code of Conduct seek to “methodically” deliver reform to the Australian franchise sector.
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