2 05, 2020

When your employee walks out the door, do they take ‘IP’ with them?

2020-05-18T08:18:25+09:30

In today's modern economy all businesses rely heavily on their intellectual property (or 'IP'). Whether you realise it or not, your employees are using or generating some form of IP each and every day they are at work. But what happens when your employee walks out the door (or is pushed)? Have you taken the necessary steps to ensure your IP remains behind?

When your employee walks out the door, do they take ‘IP’ with them?2020-05-18T08:18:25+09:30
22 04, 2020

Stood down, terminated, made redundant: What does it all mean?

2020-04-29T13:03:47+09:30

Employers faced with the reality of reducing their workforce in an attempt to mitigate the adverse effects on their businesses want to know “What is the difference between a ‘stand down’, 'termination' and ‘redundancy’?” All is explained...

Stood down, terminated, made redundant: What does it all mean?2020-04-29T13:03:47+09:30
7 08, 2019

Hey founder, are you being left behind?

2020-06-19T08:04:10+09:30

Founding a company is a lot easier than retaining control of it. Part of your journey will necessarily involve other people. First, it may be a co-founder. Then family and friend investors, and ultimately professional investors. During this evolution, the chances of you being left behind, and things getting out of control, increase exponentially. We’ll help you get back in control, with a binding entitlement to what you’re worth.

Hey founder, are you being left behind?2020-06-19T08:04:10+09:30
4 07, 2019

Modern employment awards – are you a risky business?

2019-09-24T18:40:27+09:30

Picture this: You are a small business owner. After getting through the first five years of trade, you are starting to see returns on the time, emotion and finances that you have invested into the business. Then a document comes in the mail and your fortune turns on its head. You are faced with a claim by a former employee and you realise your business is faced with an unexpected liability worth thousands of dollars. All due to a clause nested in a Modern Award that you had simply overlooked or misunderstood. Here’s how to avoid becoming that business.

Modern employment awards – are you a risky business?2019-09-24T18:40:27+09:30
1 03, 2019

Crime never pays, but you might have to.

2019-03-01T15:33:05+09:30

As a business owner, you trust your employees to be honest. It’s therefore every employer’s worst fear to find out that an employee has been stealing from you. But what if then, that employee sues you, and your lawyer tells you that employee has a case?

Crime never pays, but you might have to.2019-03-01T15:33:05+09:30
30 11, 2018

I thought it was just casual!

2019-09-17T08:11:41+09:30

The recent judgment of the Federal Court in the WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene case has had many employers very worried.  But we’re not convinced the decision actually changes anything.  Read on for our take on the WorkPac case. What was the WorkPac case about? Paul Skene was employed in 2010 as a casual [...]

I thought it was just casual!2019-09-17T08:11:41+09:30
9 10, 2018

Use our ‘departing employees’ checklist to protect your business

2019-09-17T08:11:58+09:30

The departure of an employee can be a difficult time for your business.  It is also a time that your business is exposed to the potential for real damage. If you establish a clear and consistent process for departing employees, you can protect your business and minimise the impact on staff and customers. Use our ‘departing employees’ checklist to protect your business.

Use our ‘departing employees’ checklist to protect your business2019-09-17T08:11:58+09:30
6 03, 2018

First-quarter employment law tune-up

2019-09-17T08:18:21+09:30

The end of the first calendar quarter for the year is fast approaching, and this is a great time to think about improving your employment processes and procedures.  To get you started, these are our favourite employment law 'nuts and bolts' that may need some tightening.

First-quarter employment law tune-up2019-09-17T08:18:21+09:30
6 03, 2018

Are you ready to sell your business?

2019-09-17T08:18:06+09:30

If you're thinking of selling your business, we bet there are 2 key outcomes you are looking for: 1. Getting the highest purchase price possible; and 2. Being able to make a clean break from the business, so you can think about something else (and maybe even relax or take a holiday). These outcomes are both realistic and achievable, but it will take some planning before you put the business up for sale.

Are you ready to sell your business?2019-09-17T08:18:06+09:30
23 11, 2017

Individual Flexibility Agreements: Bending Backwards Without Bending The Rules

2017-12-05T08:26:45+09:30

You may have noticed that ‘flexibility’ has become the new buzz word for Australian workplaces. Most of the popular focus has been on the benefits that flexibility provides to workers, rather than employers. As an employer, you may only just be keeping up with all of the day-to-day issues that come with employing someone [...]

Individual Flexibility Agreements: Bending Backwards Without Bending The Rules2017-12-05T08:26:45+09:30
1 09, 2017

What the doctor ordered: dealing with employee medical records

2017-09-14T08:52:29+09:30

We are often asked what rights an employer has to require their employees to undergo a medical assessment or provide their medical records.  The answer is usually not straightforward, as there are some serious personal and privacy issues to consider. The question comes down to striking a balance.

What the doctor ordered: dealing with employee medical records2017-09-14T08:52:29+09:30
23 02, 2017

Are your trade secrets walking out the door?

2019-02-01T07:47:03+09:30

Losing an employee, whether by dismissal or resignation, is never easy. But it’s even harder when the employee walks out the door with a head (and possibly a briefcase or USB) full of your confidential information.

Are your trade secrets walking out the door?2019-02-01T07:47:03+09:30
13 02, 2017

FBT and Not-For-Profits – ‘salary sacrificing’, without the sacrifice

2019-07-05T14:09:10+09:30

One of the big benefits of being a not-for-profit organisation (NFP) is the availability of tax concessions. But are you making the most of the concessions available to your organisation?

FBT and Not-For-Profits – ‘salary sacrificing’, without the sacrifice2019-07-05T14:09:10+09:30
5 08, 2016

You’re hired! Strategies to improve your recruitment process

2019-02-01T07:48:11+09:30

One of the most expensive aspects of running a business is paying employees.  But just as great employees can be a real asset, underperforming employees can be a real drain on resources. Hiring employees is all about choosing people who are going to add value to your business.  While there is no exact formula, there [...]

You’re hired! Strategies to improve your recruitment process2019-02-01T07:48:11+09:30