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Workers’ compensation doesn’t cover gig workers – here’s a way to protect them

18/07/2018

The rise in digital platforms supporting the gig economy is the most significant recent change to the nature of work. Concern is growing that some of these platforms can shift costs and risk to gig workers and enable them to be exploited. In particular, these often low-paid and vulnerable workers are not covered by workers’ compensation schemes for injuries or illness they suffer due to their work.

Government to send more GST funding to WA

10/07/2018

If the Commonwealth government’s proposed reforms for the distribution of the GST revenue between the States and Territories is implemented, about a billion dollars a year of additional commonwealth funds will be spent to ensure “no state will be worse off”. But where the extra funds will come from is left to the imagination.

What remedies are there for breach of a franchise agreement?

22/06/2018

The recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal in BB Australia Pty Ltd v Danset Pty Ltd [2018] NSWCA 101 found that while there had been a clear breach of the franchise agreement, the franchisor had failed to show that loss had been incurred,or that a duty had been breached and thus was unable to obtain payment for the breach.

Is your business ready to be franchised?

30/01/2018

Baybridge Lawyers is Australia’s leading franchise firm. As the NAB business banking runner up and finalist for best law firm in 2017/2018 financial year, we understand what it takes to help our clients achieve their goals and most importantly deliver the services they require.

Disclosing financials: what should you tell your prospective franchisees? [video]

02/11/2015

How much information about a franchise’s trading history should you give your potential franchisees? It’s a tricky question, considering the legal ramifications. In this video interview, Melbourne-based franchising lawyer and special

What’s it like to be your own boss? Franchisee George Zhou shares his tale

29/10/2015

Australian Skin Clinics franchisee George Zhou saw a business opportunity in a beauty franchise. Here he responds to our six key questions about buying a business and what it’s like to be your own boss.

Billy Baxters’ $1.2m court case: the details

29/10/2015

What happened in the Billy Baxters’ case which ended with the franchisees concerned awarded $1.22 million?