Monthly Legal Updater – November 2018

In Show 148 – Monthly Legal Updater originally broadcast on YouTube Live on Thursday 8 November 2018 we explore this interesting topic.

Show Notes

Gridlock has become the norm in legislatures around the world.  That means not a lot of new laws are getting passed.  But there are a few important changes that you need to be aware of.

New Zealand border agents and digital devices

The NZ government has given border agents to search and seize and digital device they want.  There is no published data about who is being caught up in this law.  In the US where there is a similar law as many as 20 thousand people have their devices searched.

New heavy vehicle law

The government has amended the heavy vehicle law intended to create a “chain of responsibility”.  If you’re running a heavy vehicle business you have to make sure you are up to code.

ACCC and ASIC changes

The powers of the main regulatory bodies in Australia have been increased.  The changes allow the regulators to more thoroughly investigate complaints.  There are also tougher penalties for dodgy franchises.

ASIC and ACCC news

A Perth woman has been sentenced to 6 years in jail after it was discovered that she had stole $1.1 million for a construction company.  ASIC has permanently banned her from being able to form or manage a company.

Equifax Australia has been fined $3.5 million after they were found to have mislead customers into buying credit reports when they didn’t have to.

Business Legal Lifecycle UK release

The BLL is headed to the United Kingdom!  On November 27th we are launching our Amazon best-selling book in the UK.  For all the details and to sign-up you can click here.

More about this Show

We started Business Legal Lifecycle to create a simple way for you to understand complex legal terms.  Most importantly we want to help you to develop a plan to take your business successfully into the future.  There’s a startling statistic the underscores the importance of developing a solid plan.  The majority of business owners are just seven months away from losing everything.  A single aspect of your business that is not set-up correctly can shut down your whole operation very quickly.   Legal advice is not cheap and even when you can afford it there is often a divide between lawyers and their clients.  We want to close that gap once and for all.  We want to put legal knowledge and tools into your hand to prevent the worst from happening to you.

Twice a week we are going to deliver those tools right to your home or office with Business Legal Lifecycle TV.  We’ll start the week with Fast Fix Monday, a short 5-10 minute video that will tackle a single issue that businesses have to deal with.  Then on Wednesday’s our main show will feature with more fulsome discussions and interviews all delivered in a straightforward and easy to understand format.