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The 7-Eleven Wages Debacle

By NB Lawyers | October 21, 2015 |

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

By NB Lawyers | October 21, 2015 |

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?

By NB Lawyers | October 21, 2015 |

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

By NB Lawyers | October 21, 2015 |

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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Employment Contract – 457 Visas holders

By NB Lawyers | September 14, 2015 |

A recent decision from the Fair Work Commission (Commission) of Smallwood v Ergo Asia Pty Ltd [2014] FWC 964 (14 February 2014) is a timely reminder for 457 Employer sponsors and visa applicants of their obligations, particular in regards to their terms and conditions of employment.

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