New insolvency laws: 4 actions small business directors must take
There are four key actions that small business owners should take immediately, to ensure they are well positioned once they, or their suppliers, come off JobKeeper this month.
Federal Court rules Google misled Australian Android users about location data use
The Federal Court has ruled that Google misled some of its Australian customers about how it collected personal location data between 2017 and 2018.
Steps to turbocharge your business growth via franchising
Understanding the legal aspects of franchising – documentation, business structures, IP, and compliance – is vital when creating a successful franchise.
The changes in insolvency & restructuring rules that could catch out Australian businesses
“COVID Safe Harbour” insolvency rules have been replaced by legislation that includes a new, streamlined SME restructuring process…
Three ways to ensure your employees work safely from home
When a pandemic effects a revolution, by making remote work common, employers must re-think their approach. They have to answer this question: How do you ensure a safe place of work when that place is an employee’s home?
Here are three practical suggestions.
How your business should approach reducing headcount following the end of JobKeeper
As JobKeeper closes, businesses may need to reduce headcount to keep wage bills affordable. Here’s how to approach a restructure legally and effectively…
Is your business ready for a data breach? Here’s what you should know
Hacking and data breaches have become increasingly common for business owners and leaders. Here’s what you need to know…
How Aussie businesses can boost their sale value despite the impact of COVID-19
If you think the only way to sell your business in the current environment is through a fire sale, think again. Dynamic Business explains everything you need to know about intangible assets.
Will employers be able to mandate employees receive a COVID-19 vaccine?
In light of Australia’s impending roll-out of a COVID-19 vaccine in March, a major consideration for employers will be whether they can direct their employees to have the vaccine.
Surviving workplace bullying: 5 steps to success
I’m a former victim of extreme workplace bullying. For more than three years, I worked in the global resources industry in Australia, running health and well-being programs and striving to create safe, healthy and productive work environments for a mostly-male workforce. To anyone looking in from the outside, it would have seemed I was powering […]
How do verbal promises become legally binding?
Dynamic Business revisits a highly interesting topic on how verbal promises become legally binding, what that looks like and when it becomes “official.” In 2013, Lachlan McKnight gave us his expertise on the matter, helping small business owners understand where that line is. Lachlan is the CEO of LegalVision. He co-founded LegalVision in 2012 with […]
Expert Robert Bryden shares his legal tips for franchisees
Australia is thriving with over 1,300 franchise businesses in a range of industries, earning over $181 billion dollars in revenue and continually growing.  In recent times, however, more franchisees have found themselves in a dispute against their franchisor. These problems generally arise for one of two reasons – either the franchisee has not been advised […]
Protecting your SME when an employee leaves
Small businesses and startups face as much risk in employment as larger enterprises but they are often less well-equipped to address these issues. When working in a small business, people tend to form strong personal relationships and employers plan to retain staff. Sometimes, however, businesses need to dismiss staff for a number of reasons. While […]
5 ways you can avoid accidents in the workplace
When people hear the term “workplace accident”, they often think of people in high-risk jobs working with heavy machinery, with dangerous substances, or working at height. But the reality is that even someone who spends most of their day answering the phone, typing letters or driving a van can be at risk of workplace injury. […]
Five tips to ensure your interns don’t sue you
Internships can be a mixed bag. Done poorly and you have an intern twiddling their thumbs or doing work that really should be done by an employee. Done well however, you’ll engage some bright young people with your organisation, gain some diverse perspectives, get some value add work done and build the management skills of […]
The search for the Holy Grail: Four Challenges You Will Face When Trying to Sell Your Business
The ‘Holy Grail’, for many business owners, is to launch a business, grow it, sell it at a profit and retire early. Even for entrepreneurs who are committed to their business for life, the mere knowledge that they could sell if they chose provides a security blanket. However, selling a business can be a complex […]
Companies that offer to freeze their employees’ eggs risk opening ‘Pandora’s Box’, says lawyer
In the United States, it is becoming vogue for companies to pay for female employees to freeze their eggs, with the likes of Apple, Facebook and Google introducing the policy. It’s being sold as a means for women to further their careers, free of pressure to have children at a particular point in time. However, […]
The five key things to consider ahead of purchasing insurance for your business
As a business owner, dealing with insurance can easily slide down the priority list. Not many people look forward to answering bunches of questions or filling out pages of paperwork, and nobody in their right mind gets excited about paying insurance premiums. But what if you had a really bad day at work? What if […]
Businesses saddle up for Melbourne Cup
It’s the race that stops the nation but Melbourne Cup is also the race the halts workplaces – and not just in Victoria where the event is marked with a public holiday. While Melbourne Cup festivities are a great way to generate goodwill amongst employees, SMEs must take steps to discharge their duty of care […]