Recent changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) have imposed significant obligations on employers in relation to their casual workers. Among these is the requirement for certain employers to assess and convert certain casual employees to permanent (full-time or part-time) employment by the deadline of 27 September 2021. Read More.
On 1 July 2021 amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct took effect. The Franchising Code Amendments further tighten the obligations on Franchisors in a number of respects. In particular, in relation to disclosure, with both new and amended documentation required. Read More.
Think ahead before signing a lease and recognise the difficulties that may arise - work with the landlord on creating a suitable arrangement for both parties. Properly drafted clauses benefit landlords too as, if there is a dispute and the landlord seeks damages, the recovery amount after the litigation process is often less than the actual cost of litigating. Read More.
Employment law is a complex area of law and there are many laws relating to employment which can be overwhelming for both employers and employees. This article covers some of the basic principles regarding workplace diversity, discrimination and dismissal which are so often intertwined. Read More.
Using a still of any capacity to make spirits is illegal in Australia without holding an ‘excise manufacturer licence’ irrespective of whether it is for ‘personal use’ or sale. Read More.
‘BrewDog’ was started in 2007 in the UK by two men, Martin Dickie and James Watt (and a dog). 12 years later and BrewDog is now one of the most successful brewers in the UK operating 50 bars in the UK, 24 internationally and now a number of ‘beer hotels’. Read More.
Opening a brewery & taproom requires careful planning & compliance with various pieces of legislation. Here are some key points on starting a brewery business. Read More.
Increasingly we are seeing more craft breweries (independent brewers) and distilleries raise capital through crowdfunding campaigns (both reward based and equity based). Read More.
In October 2018, the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation agreed to develop and introduce a mandatory labelling standard for pregnancy warning labels on packaged alcoholic beverages. It is expected that the mandatory labelling standard will be formally announced in mid-late 2019. Read More.
While social media was once just a way to connect with friends and relatives, over time it has evolved to include capabilities used by professionals and employees for business purposes. Read More.