Thursday, 27 June 2019
As of 1 July 2019, potential whistleblowers across Australia will enjoy an added layer of statutory protections. The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019 (Cth) (‘the Amendment’) has expanded the whistleblower protections previously contained in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (‘Corporations Act’), and has inserted new protections into the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth) in relation to breach of tax laws or tax-related misconduct.
Monday, 26 November 2018
You want to download an app on your phone, sign up for a service of some kind or rent a car. Someone comes to the door or telephones you and wants you to commit to a contract.
Monday, 17 September 2018
Australia’s new Modern Slavery Bill 2018 (Cth) (‘the Bill’) was introduced into the House of Representatives on 28 June 2018 and is expected to be passed by the end of the year with bipartisan support. The Bill’s purpose is to address modern slavery risks in the supply chains of Australian goods and services by establishing a reporting framework for Australian entities.
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Every now and again, employers find themselves faced with an employee who steps over the line and does something which requires a disciplinary response but may not warrant dismissal. This may occur when a long standing and valued employee does something out of character.
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
The long-awaited Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (the data breach law) has been passed by both houses of the Parliament.
Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Are you a franchisor? ...or a financial services provider with authorised representatives? …or a credit provider? …or a service provider? Do you have a standard form contract that you wheel out when you take on board a new business partner or customer?
Friday, 23 September 2016
Intellectual property rights and defamation
Quoting from research or other materials that support your product or service can be a powerful marketing tool. So too is the use of celebrity endorsements, lifestyle images, logos and music. It is likely that these materials will be the intellectual property of another person. If you use the intellectual property of another person without their permission you risk a claim for damages from the owner as well as reputational issues.
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Whatever your financial services business model, you are legally responsible for the content of the promotional material that you publish or otherwise make available in the public arena. This is the first of two blogs about the general principles covering promotional materials and a number of particular words, the use of which is either restricted or likely to raise legal and regulatory concerns. This part will cover the legal position in relation to promotional materials and misleading and deceptive conduct.
Tuesday, 6 September 2016
Presentation skills can be challenging particularly when you are trying to maintain audience attention for long periods of time. To combat these challenges, Holley Nethercote/ Compact’s Tim Nethercote shares some tips on how to improve your presentation skills!
Wednesday, 20 April 2016
This is the third, and final, part of a blog series about the ways to keep your marketing material from being misleading or deceptive.