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Building designers and copyright – what do you need to be aware of?

The good news… Copyright is automatic! If you are the creator of a design or drawing, you automatically own copyright in that artistic work, and the legal right to be acknowledged as the original creator of the design in the work. If someone else breaches your copyright, they may face … Continue reading

Dismissing an employee when they are on personal leave – when is this allowed?

Managing performance and terminating employment are unfortunately sometimes necessary parts of running a business, and as an employer, it’s crucial to make sure you go about these things in the right way. If you need to terminate somebody’s employment, you need to ensure that you have grounds to do this, … Continue reading

Why your business needs a bullying and harassment policy

Employees in Australia have a legal right to work in a workplace free from bullying, discrimination and harassment, yet businesses continue to handle claims and complaints of this nature. This behaviour is not only harmful to the person being bullied, but also to your business, its reputation and its culture. … Continue reading

The importance of terms of business for recruitment businesses

It is imperative for recruitment businesses to ensure that their Terms of Business are up-to-date, legally compliant and enforceable. Terms of Business are a legal document commonly used in the recruitment industry to form an agreement between a recruitment business/agency and their client. This agreement sets out the legal relationship … Continue reading

Licencing IP – What are the considerations?

Exclusive, non-exclusive, or sole licence: Basically – what degree of exclusivity will the IP licence grant to the licensee? This will depend on both parties’ particular wishes, and the kind of IP being licenced. An exclusive licence means that only the licensee is allowed to access and use the IP … Continue reading

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