Archive for October 2015

Restauranteur Faces Underpayment Claim

As a business owner and Employer in the hospitality industry, it can get very busy. Not only are you ensuring your customers are receiving the best products and service, you are also ensuring that all shifts are covered and the business is returning a profit. Due to the fast paced and hectic environment of the…

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The 7-Eleven Wages Debacle

In case you missed it there has been a media blitz regarding the alleged underpayment of wages for numerous 7-Eleven stores throughout Australia. There was a joint investigation between Fairfax Media and the ABC Four Corners program which revealed that many stores paid their Employees only half their correct rate of pay and allegedly forced…

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Top 5 Tips to Legally Protect your Brand

The concept of a “brand” is familiar to all of us. Your business name, slogans and logos are what distinguish your business in the eyes of your customers. You may think that simply because you were the first to use a particular slogan, or because you have registered your business name, you are protected against…

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How to franchise your business?

Why franchise a business? Franchising a business can be a very profitable way of expanding a successful existing business. Many well-known brands such as McDonalds, Domino’s Pizza, have used franchising to finance and accelerate their growth from local businesses into leading global brands,

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Salary Packaging and Fringe Benefits Tax

It is no secret that modern workplaces and working arrangements are becoming more and more flexible in terms of how they operate. Examples include: Employers providing parents with flexible working arrangements amenable to their family responsibilities, and students negotiating for study leave in exchange for longer shifts.

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