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The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 passed on 5 September 2017.  Despite efforts by the Franchise Council of Australia and others in the franchising industry, the amendments targeted at making franchisors liable for Fair Work Act contraventions ...

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By Jessica McNamara and Iain Irvine The 7-Eleven scandal, which involved unlawful conduct by franchisees such as requiring employees to pay back a significant amount of their wages and falsely recording data, sparked a thorough investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman.  F...

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It is mandatory under the Franchising Code of Conduct for a franchisor to disclose relevant business experience to prospective franchisees, including information about previous insolvency events. For the first time, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has...

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On the 23rd June 2016 the voters of the United Kingdom will provide a definitive view on the place of the United Kingdom within the European Union. This commentary will not delve into the pro’s and con’s of the argument but does note the strong possibility of the U...

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As Franchisors and advisors we have just undergone a year of significant change in bedding down the new requirements of the Franchise Code and redrafting our suite of documents. While much remains unanswered about the new regime, including the practical ramifications of the &l...

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The Federal Court has again reminded us that the law will step in to defend franchisees who have suffered at the hands of overzealous franchisors.  The Court recently found that an experienced franchisor, South East Melbourne Cleaning (South East) engaged in unconscionable c...

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