A VCAT small claims decision on 9 August 2017 demonstrates the Tribunal’s readiness to apply the unfair contract provisions in the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) to standard form contracts entered into by small businesses.
Development and growth often gives rise to new areas for claims and litigation. The challenge for the direct selling industry is to keep abreast of the ever increasing legal and compliance obligations.
Social media has revolutionised the direct selling industry. It provides a flexible platform for companies and sellers to constantly connect with consumers.