The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (Qld), which commenced on 16 April 2018, aims to protect workers from exploitation by providers of labour hire services and to promote the integrity of the labour hire industry through a licensing scheme. The Act will apply to those who, as part of carrying on a … [Read more...] about A Snapshot of the New Labour Hire Licensing Laws
A ‘Cashless Society’ describes an economic state whereby Financial Transactions are not conducted with money in the forms of physical banknotes or coins, but rather through the transfer of digital information (usually an electronic representation of money) between the ‘transacting parties’. Cashless … [Read more...] about Crypto Currencies – The rise of the cashless society
Cybercrime and its potential impact on business operations is well understood today with reports about data breaches, malware attacks and email scams of all kinds making the the news almost daily. Businesses with websites, and that’s just about every business, hold data and information about … [Read more...] about Mandatory data breach notification scheme
Before your fly, check your insurance It’s imperative for travellers to have a full understanding of their Travel Insurance Policies prior to heading off on their adventures. Certain credit cards that have Travel Insurance Policies included as part of their offering sometimes have many … [Read more...] about Travel Insurance and Credit Cards – what you need to know
Tips for keeping your home safe over Christmas Make your home less attractive to thieves. Do this by investing in outdoor lighting and other visual deterrents such as alarms and CCTV cameras. If you are away for a period of time over the festive season, make it look like the house is still … [Read more...] about Don’t let the silly season get the better of you
Tis the season to avoid online scammers In a bid to avoid Christmas crowds, online shopping during the festive season is very appealing. And while the ease and convenience of shopping from the comfort of home is a positive, it’s still important to be aware of simple security measures to ensure … [Read more...] about Christmas Safety
Down payment with a catch It’s getting harder and harder for many to enter the housing market, but a new start-up in America is making it a little easier for those wanting to purchase a home…but it comes with a catch. A 29-year-old entrepreneur from Seattle, Yifan Zhang has come up with a … [Read more...] about House deposits – is Airbnb the answer? New company offering down payments with a catch
Do you have rights to share your home? Airbnb has become a central player in the sharing economy in the last decade. While its usage has presented opportunities to ease the financial burden of a mortgage, there are legal implications that hosts of strata-titled properties should be aware of. In … [Read more...] about Airbnb – what are your rights?