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Employers’ Obligation to Protect Employee Mental Health 

We’ve all taken a ‘doona day’ off work because we just can’t face it on that day. Or we know someone who has. It doesn’t matter whether the stress is arising from work or not, some days, you just want the world to stop, so you can get off.

But what about your obligations as a small business employer?

Are you a Tenant entering into a Commercial or Retail Shop Lease in Queensland? 

Most businesses sign a Lease Offer before seeking legal advice. This is not wrong, although our experience is that seeking legal advice before you sign the Lease Offer often achieves better leasing outcomes, and can save you losing a non-refundable deposit.

Under the Finfluence: What Do Australian Regulators Think?

Compliance and enforcement priorities for two of Australian regulators, ASIC and ACCC, are now firmly focused on the Digital Economy. Some might say “it’s about time!”. The regulators will coordinate with each other on many matters including combined financial and non-financial issues, so there is potential to be explaining your actions on two fronts.

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Business & COVID Queensland

Business & COVID Queensland

The Queensland Health Direction due on 17 December 2021 will not become law until published on that date. Business should take guidance from the plan until that time.

Australia Consumer Law: How Does it Affect Your Business?

Australia Consumer Law: How Does it Affect Your Business?

COVID-19 has necessitated that many businesses conduct more business online.
This series of presentations by our Principal Lawyer, Jeanette Jifkins, aims at raising awareness on Australian and international laws, and best practice to secure data and privacy.

Online Learning: Protecting Your Business Online

Online Learning: Protecting Your Business Online

COVID-19 has necessitated that many businesses conduct more business online.
This series of presentations by our Principal Lawyer, Jeanette Jifkins, aims at raising awareness on Australian and international laws, and best practice to secure data and privacy.

Trade Marks and Copyright: The Difference Explained

Trade Marks and Copyright: The Difference Explained

For many businesses, intellectual property is one of their most valuable assets. We often get questions from our clients on how they can best protect their intellectual property, but what we have noticed is that many of them struggle to identify what specifically they are trying to protect.

Legally Binding Contracts: What You Need To Know

Legally Binding Contracts: What You Need To Know

LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW There is no doubt that running a business has risks. These risks may come from your employees, your contractors, your suppliers or customers. As a business owner, you need to take control of your business by assessing...

Witnessing a Signature: What You Need to Know

Witnessing a Signature: What You Need to Know

WITNESSING A SIGNATURE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW  Getting a document signed is all about proof. It is a lot easier to show that someone has agreed to a contract if you can show that they applied their signature to that document, and a witness helps to identify the person...

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