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Muffin Break child employment

Muffin Break ex-franchisee guilty of child employment breaches

The franchisor said it takes any breaches of workplace employment practices very seriously
FCA Code review submission

FCA proposes $10m cost savings in Code review submission

The FCA has also highlighted the urgent need for action on Retail Tenancies in its submission.
Franchising Code review submissions

Deadline coming up for Franchising Code review submissions

The review is being undertaken because of sun-setting provisions in the current Code.
Starbucks backpays staff

Starbucks signs Enforceable Undertaking, backpays staff $4.5m

Starbucks Coffee Australia has signed an Enforceable Undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman.
FCA roadshow code review

FCA seeks feedback for Code review submission

The Franchise Council of Australia has launched a national roadshow to garner feedback for the Federal Government’...
Franchising Code reviewer

Franchising Code reviewer appointed

There will be a consultation process so all interested parties can make submissions.
ACCC new guidelines environmental

ACCC releases new guidelines for businesses over environmental claims

The ACCC guidance aims to address the issue identified by the commission’s recent report.
Bakers Delight franchisor liability

Bakers Delight faces court over franchisor liability for alleged franchisee underpayments

Under the Fair Work Act franchisors are required to take action if they know, or should reasonably have known, further u...
franchisors key facts sheet

Franchisors need to download new format key facts sheet

The previous Smart Form introduced in 2021 is no longer available.
Former Rapid Tune franchisee fined

Former Rapid Tune franchisee fined, again

This is the second time the Fair Work Ombudsman has successfully secured Court penalties against the ex-operator.