On 15 September 2017 the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 took effect. It makes important changes to the Fair Work Act 2009. These changes potentially affect all businesses but in particular those in franchising or licensing or distribution.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has recently announced that it will launch an investigation of the “more serious matters being raised” in the Aveo retirement village scandal.
We all know someone who is addicted to Crossfit. Not surprisingly, with its rise in popularity those behind Crossfit have taken steps to protect the brand. This includes the registration of ‘CROSSFIT’ as a trade mark all over the world. In Australia, the word ‘CROSSFIT’ has three separate registrations in a number of different classes.
Congratulations to our CFO, Magdalena Kosior-Molloy who has been selected as a finalist for the CFO of the Year award in the 2017 Executive of the Year awards.
Congratulations to Partner, Corinne Attard, who has once again been selected by Who’s Who Legal: Franchising as one of the pre-eminent leading franchise lawyers in Australia.
Holman Webb is delighted to announce 10 internal promotions across our Eastern Sea-Board offices, effective 1 July 2017. These promotions span our commercial recovery and insolvency, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, insurance, property, and workplace relations practices.
Earlier this week the Fair Work Commission handed down its annual wage review decision increasing the minimum wage for award-reliant employees by 3.3%.
Greg Malakou, Holman Webb CEO, speaks to Business First magazine about how innovation not only gives Holman Webb a competitive advantage in the market but is also fundamental to the firm’s growth strategy.
Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd (Domino’s) has recently paid $18,000 to the ACCC in relation to two alleged breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code). According to the ACCC, this represents the first ‘penalty’ for an alleged breach of the Code since it was revamped in 2015.