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Australian Privacy Principles – Reference Guide

21.04.2017

The Australian Privacy Principles set out the requirements for Australian businesses and not-for-profit organisations for handling, using and managing personal information.
 
Keep in mind that the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 now requires businesses to report breaches of security.

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Establishing a Corporation in India

31.01.2017

Establishing a Corporation in India

If you are looking to start or expand your business in India, one of the key decisions to be made is whether your business will be run through a foreign entity or a local (Indian) entity.  From a taxation, operational, compliance and employment perspective, quite often it is beneficial to use a local entity to operate the business as opposed to an off-shore entity, which is generally subject to additional legal requirements.

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A QUICK GUIDE TO PARENTAL LEAVE

12.01.2017

A quick guide to parental leave
 
Parental leave is governed by the Fair Work Act 2009 (FWA), the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 (PPLA) and relevant Awards, Workplace Agreement and/or Employment Contracts.

Claire Munro-Smith
Lawyer
Hope Earle Lawyers

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Are new laws the best option?

21.04.2016

The media have recently reported dreadful stories about goings-on at some of our banks and other financial institutions.

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Restraint of Trade

08.09.2015

A restraint of trade clause is a mechanism that prohibits the restrained person from competing with you (non-competition), enticing your customers and employees away from you (non-solicitation) or other prohibitions that may be specific to your business.

Authors: Philip Earle and Ashley Ngion

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Raising Capital to Fund An Acquisition – Part 2

13.08.2015

Raising Capital to Fund An Acquisition – Part 2
 

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Raising Capital to Fund an Acquisition

04.08.2015

Fundraising for enterprises in Australia requires an intimate knowledge of the rules laid down by the Corporations Act 2001. Contravening them can land you in ‘hot water’ with the ASIC and investors. Also, the fundraising rules are not ‘user friendly’ for start-up’s and small to medium businesses. That is why we need to see the introduction of crowd sourced equity funding rules as quickly as possible.

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CIVIL LITIGATION AMENDMENTS: IF YOU WANT IT, YOU PAY FOR IT

02.06.2014

In an attempt to cut down the costs of civil litigation, Victoria’s Justice Legislation Amendment (Discovery, Disclosure and Other Matters) Bill 2014 (the Act) has recently been passed to amend the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic) in relation to discovery and disclosure obligations.

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CONTRACTUAL INDEMNITIES – WHAT ARE THEY, AND WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?

02.06.2014

An “Indemnity” generally amounts to an agreement to compensate a person for a particular loss suffered. The extent of the compensation will depend upon the terms of the Indemnity.

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