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$630,000 per breach; Former franchisee facing monster fines for alleged repeated exploitation

07/01/2020

A former Han’s Café franchisee from Western Australia has become the state’s first to face legal action under the ‘serious contraventions’ provisions of the Protecting Vulnerable Workers laws. Former Perth

5 ways to avoid a franchise agreement fail

02/01/2020

What could possibly go wrong? How to ensure you don’t set yourself up for trouble when setting up or amending your franchise agreement. As a franchisor, when drafting or amending your

$169,000 Chatime underpayment allegations surface

18/12/2019

Booming bubble-tea business Chatime has been slammed by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) for allegedly underpaying staff more than $169,000. Unlike previous instances in the sector, the Chatime underpayment allegedly

What does a franchise agreement cover?

12/12/2019

Put simply, a franchise agreement is a business contract that requires your full attention. Starting a new franchise is similar to starting any business. The only additional legal document is

McScandal; McDonald’s CEO fired over relationship with employee

05/11/2019

In a major blow to the global fast-food giant, McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook has been pushed out of the company after engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee. According

Mexican standoff; Taco Bill takes Taco Bell to court

05/11/2019

A Mexican stand-off over naming rights is threatening to derail a monster expansion plan, with global magnate Taco Bell being taken to court by Aussie franchisor Taco Bill. Victorian-focused fast

Café franchisee in underpayment scandal

15/08/2019

A Han’s Café franchisee in Western Australia is the latest business owner to come under fire for underpayment, following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO). Theo Jose Dominic

Franchise terminated after arrest for fraud

29/07/2019

A former media executive turned bookkeeping franchisee has had his franchise terminated after an investigation placed him at the centre of $8m fraud case. John Michael Fitzgerald, who operated as

Liquidator appointed to JUMP! Swim Schools entity

14/06/2019

Struggling franchisor JUMP! Swim Schools has had one of its major entities wound up in insolvency by order of the Federal Court. Under provisions of the Corporations Act 2001, court

You can’t use that against me! What does the ‘without prejudice’ letter mean?

04/06/2019

If a proposal or offer to settle a dispute is made on a ‘without prejudice’ basis-what does it really mean? The purpose of ‘without prejudice’ communication is to enable parties