For foreign investors, there are various factors to consider before starting a foreign business in Australia. Depending on the operation and industry relevant for the business, these factors can also vary. Generally, starting a business in Australia for foreigners need to consider factors including business structure, human resources and taxation. Choose Business Structure and IP…

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Access to confidential information is part and parcel of work for many employees especially those working in finance, professional services and technology based businesses.  The ANZ Bank recently dealt with a case where an employee filed an unfair dismissal claim after she was dismissed for: Undertaking an unauthorised celebrity search on the database Doing searches…

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A number of Employers now must consider the COVID-19 vaccination.  In a previous article “Can Australian Employers force an Employee to get vaccinated?”  we answered the question – yes (with some caveats) mainly around:  Inherent requirements of the position   Workplace health and safety obligations  Reasonable and lawful directions  Dealing with objections  Dealing with objections around the inherent requirements of the position and medical grounds.  We…

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The phenomenon of employees taking on “side hustle” projects or secondary projects is nothing necessarily new.  The increase in secondary employment and multiple/diversified income streams has also been given a boost with the onset of COVID-19. A number of Employers have taken to terminating the employment of employees due to secondary employment or side hustle…

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