The Federal Government has released a discussion paper seeking stakeholder views to help the Government assess the practical benefits of a standalone automotive franchising code and options for mandatory binding arbitration.
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The Federal Government has substantially changed the Information Statement to be provided to prospective franchisees as part of the pre-disclosure process. It has also clarified that the Information Statement must be given before the other documents given to a prospective franchisee (14 days before a prospective franchisee enters into a franchise agreement).
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The Franchising Code of Conduct (the Franchising Code) was amended on 1 June 2021, with most amendments applying from 1 July 2021, including the Exit and Termination amendments.
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A restraint of trade clause is a clause which is included in an agreement typically to stop someone from competing or using confidential information.
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A recent court enforceable undertaking given to the ACCC by Back in Motion Physiotherapy Pty Ltd (Back in Motion) has served as a reminder to ensure that franchise agreements do not contain unfair contract terms.