Lawyers in Business – Alex Martin from Taurus Legal Management

Reading Time: 1 minutesGet to know Alex Martin, from Taurus Legal Management Karen Finch, CEO of Legally Yours, recently sat down with Alex Martin, Director at Taurus Legal Management.  For more information on Alex’s legal expertise and what makes him right for the Legally Yours marketplace, watch our quick Q & A video: Need Legal Business advice including, […]

Protecting Vulnerable Workers Bill and the Repercussions for Franchisors

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn 5 September 2017, the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 (the Bill) was passed by both houses of Parliament. The Bill has recently received Royal Assent, making changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Act) Significant Changes There are significant changes for franchisors, in the aim of protecting vulnerable workers. Some of […]

Australian Customs Issues for the New Financial Year

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe start of the new Australian financial years brings a number of changes to exporters to Australia should be aware of. Some changes are so significant that has said that it will no longer ship to Australian addresses. However, while there are increased compliance issues, there are also new benefits that exporters should be […]

What you need to know about Selling your Business

Reading Time: 3 minutesMost business owners hope to sell their businesses one day. Knowing the basics of business sales will help you maximise the sale price of your business when the day comes. Selling a business will usually involve a sale of shares or a sale of assets. This article explains the pros and cons of both of […]

Why you need a Privacy Policy NOW

Reading Time: 2 minutesEvery business that turns over more than $3 million is regulated by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).  The Act and the Australian Privacy Principles set out rules for how you collect, use and store personal information. A business lawyer can reduce your risk of a breach. The Principles require most businesses to consider the privacy of personal information, […]

Commercial Leases vs Retail Leases

Reading Time: 3 minutesDo you know if your business has a commercial or a retail lease? Were you aware there is a difference between the two? If not, don’t stress. Many of our clients are in the same boat. A lease is an agreement that sets out the rights and obligations of the tenant and the landlord of […]

Leasing vs Buying Commercial Property: What is Best for my Business?

Reading Time: 2 minutesEvery business needs a premises. Is it best to purchase that premises or to rent it? Good question. The answer depends on your circumstance and goals. Advantages of Buying Commercial Property Ownership: the main advantage of buying property is that you own it. You can create the fit-out and design you want to perfectly suit […]

The Commercial Leasing Do’s

Reading Time: 2 minutesAlmost every business has at least one lease. Leasing is a major overhead often not very well understood by business tenants. Learn how to get more out of your lease from the below do’s and don’ts. DO’S OF COMMERCIAL LEASING Do shop around It goes without saying that it is worthwhile to hunt around for […]

Requirements for Paying Out Redundancies

Reading Time: 3 minutesEnsuring that redundancies proceed as smoothly as possible can be a difficult exercise. In this, our final article in our three part series on redundancy, we discuss the requirements around paying out redundancies. ​After having firstly decided to implement redundancies, and successfully established who will be made redundant, it is important to ensure that the correct process […]

The Who’s and Why’s of Redundancy

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe often complex and difficult process of implementing redundancies can put significant financial and personal stress on both employers and employees. Once the decision to begin the redundancy process has been made, and employees have been consulted about proposed workplace changes, it is necessary to select who will be made redundant, establish why they will […]

Australia avoids US steel and aluminium tariffs but will feel the effects of a trade war

Reading Time: 3 minutesAustralia exempt from large US tariffs on imported steel and aluminium US President Trump today announced that Australia, together with Brazil and Argentina would be exempt from large US tariffs on imported steel and aluminium. President Trump was of the opinion that exports from these three countries alone did not threaten US national security. The reasoning in […]

Start Strong, Choose the Right Business Structure for Your Startup

Reading Time: 3 minutesThinking of starting a business? One of the first administrative steps is to decide upon your business structure. The business structure you choose will impact upon your startup costs, how much tax you pay, your personal liability, your control over the business and ongoing administrative expenses. Start on the right foot by seeking legal advice. […]