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Can Employers Direct Employees to Get Vaccinated?

The Australian media has recently reported a series of companies that have directed vaccinations for their employees, such as SPC. Employees have to follow lawful, reasonable,

Can Bosses Be Penalised for Accidentally Underpaying Employees?

The number one topic that employers have trouble with, according to Employsure Australia, is their obligations relating to wages. Modelling released in 2019 by consulting firm PwC

Taxed for a Hobby or Running a Business: Where Do You Cross the Line?

Someone once said you shouldn’t mix business with pleasure. Although they probably weren’t talking about taxation, the adage holds true for activities that have the potential to bring in

Personal Guarantees

Quite often, we have clients chasing directors for the debts of the director’s company where a personal guarantee has been provided. Some directors fail to recognise that they have

Directors Penalty Notices: Unforeseen Personal Liability

Tax laws are constantly evolving, and a recent change to the rules regarding Director’s Penalty Notices (‘DPNs’) has the potential to trip up company directors who have outstanding

Debt Relief for Struggling Businesses in 2020: Not a Magic Bullet

State and Federal governments are rolling out many measures intended to offer some relief for businesses facing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic. These include a six month

Ipso Facto Clauses: What You Should Be Aware of Before Entering Into a Contract

In 2018, the new ipso facto regime was introduced in Australia and now applies to any contracts entered into since its introduction. Many people are unaware that ipso facto

Are You Owed Money?

Have you loaned money or do you provide a service or goods to someone? Have you tried to provide friendly reminders and negotiations and the debt is still not paid? You are not alone,

5 Top Tips for Your New Business Venture or Start-Up

Business Lawyers Adelaide

Is your hobby now a business? With the emergence of digital platforms, such as Instagram and eBay, we have seen the rise of hobbies evolving into businesses.

“I’m Not a Director Therefore I’m Not Liable.” Are You Sure About That?

In March 2020, the High Court of Australia made a decision in the matter of Australian Securities & Investments Commission v King and Anor which may have a wide reaching impact on

My Business Is Run Under a Company Structure. Am I Protected From a Personal Attack?

In a recent decision in the Federal Court, two directors who were ‘wilfully blind’ to the fact that employees were not being paid their entitlements were found personally liable for

Unfair Contract Terms

Have you ever signed a standard form contract? Well, the terms of your standard form contract may be unfair. If it is unfair the contract will be void. This means the contract is not binding and