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Small businesses will have greater protections for unfair contract terms when new laws come into effect on November 12, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says franchisors in particular should be thinking about how they structure manuals and documents now.
The change will protect small operators with fewer than 20 staff in situations where a contract is worth $300,000 or less in one year, or up to $1 million for contracts of 12 months or more.
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