Stay up-to-date with law changes that might affect your business…
From 1st July 2018 some laws will change for businesses who employ staff or collect personal data. There are also changes which will affect those businesses who produce, distribute, import, export or sell food.
Changes to gift card expiry dates and fees for NSW
From 31 March 2018, gift cards and gift vouchers purchased in NSW will have a three year expiry date. NSW businesses that issue gift cards or gift vouchers will need to honour the purchase if it’s within that period. Businesses issuing gift cards or gift vouchers prior to this date are not affected by the changes.
Read more about the changes to gift cards and gift vouchers.
Updates to the National Privacy Act – Data Breach Changes
From 22 February 2018, businesses with an annual turnover of more than $3 million are required to comply with the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme under the Privacy Act 1988. A data breach occurs when unauthorised personal information is accessed or released. If the breach is likely to cause serious harm to an individual, businesses are obligated to notify both the individual involved, and the Office of Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). Read more about the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme.
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