Are your small business contract terms void?

In October 2016, we notified you that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") would be introducing changes to laws governing unfair contract terms to benefit small businesses. On 11 No...

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Date posted: 2017-09-01 | Comments(0)


Promotion Announcement - Daniel Rappoport

Gavin Parsons and Associates are very proud to announce the promotion of Daniel Rappoport to the position of Senior Associate. This promotion is in recognition of Daniel’s unique skills, knowledge and experience in all areas of his practice, his ongoing care and attention to our clients’ needs and his contributions to improve and expa...

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Date posted: 2017-08-30 | Comments(0)


Changes to the Law on Unfair Contract Terms will come into effect from 12 November 2016

Between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2014 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") was contacted by 1,375 small businesses to complain about unfair contracts. From 12 November 2016 small businesses will benefit from changes to the current laws governing unfair contract terms as a result of the T...

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Date posted: 2016-10-24 | Comments(0)


Directors and advisers can be sued for a company’s wrongdoing - Fair Work and third-party liability

In a first of its kind, the Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced proceedings against an accounting firm for their involvement in contraventions of workplace laws committed by their client (Fair Work Ombudsman v Blue Impression Pty Ltd & Ors MLG2721/2015) ("Blue Impression"). Blue Impression is a...

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Date posted: 2016-09-23 | Comments(0)


Freedom of Tweet

Rights of Employees and Employers regarding Social Media Use The line between our private and public life has blurred once again. Recent decisions of the Fair Work Commission and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia have re-enforced the idea that there is not an 'unfettered freedom of political expression in Australian law' regard...

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Date posted: 2015-09-07 | Comments(0)


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