Franchise assistance

From 27 October 2017 there will be chances to the law affecting certain franchisors and holding companies. The changes will mean they can be held responsible if their franchisees or subsidiaries don't follow workplace laws (if they knew or should have known and could have prevented it).

Read about the changes, including who they affect, what they are and what they mean for you.

We are reviewing the information on this page and will update it when the changes take effect.

Franchisees who employ staff have the same workplace rights and responsibilities as other employers. Failure of a single franchisee to comply with Australian workplace laws can damage the brand’s reputation and affect businesses throughout the franchise.

We help employers, including franchisees, understand and follow the laws relating to their employees.

Download our free Fair Work Handbook (DOCX 107.1KB)  (PDF 167.1KB) for franchisees.

For franchisors

Franchisors can minimise the risk to their brand by helping franchisees understand and meet their responsibilities under workplace laws.

Visit our Information for franchisors page.

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