Is Your Contractor Actually An Employee?
Contracting (and freelancing) have recently emerged as a growing alternative to the traditional employment relationship. It makes perfect sense to hire a contractor to get a particular job done, and there are plenty of reasons why a business may do so. However, there are risks in engaging a contractor - especially if that 'contractor' is in fact your employee at law. Click here to find out if your contractors are really employees and what it means for your business.
5 Reasons Your Business Needs Website Terms and Conditions
These days, many businesses rely on their website to generate leads, engage with current clients (eg by publishing blogs and free resources) and develop a recognisable brand. Now, more than ever, businesses need comprehensive, top-quality website terms and conditions to ensure that they receive all the benefits from their website presence while managing their risk exposure.
Empowering the aged-care industry through automation
It's no secret that the older population is increasing dramatically across the globe. The World Health Organisation estimates that by 2050, the world's population aged 60 years and older will total 2 billion, which is up from 900 million in 2015. At the moment, we all fear getting older. And the biggest fear is that we have about getting older is that we will become ignored and irrelevant. Especially in an era of technology - those who have grown old tend not to be taken seriously anymore. On the other hand, our ageing population is living through a fundamental period of technological advancement which, if implemented correctly, will drastically improve their quality of care. However, it is clear that much of the industry is struggling to evolve with technology, making it more difficult to meet community expectations and quality of care standards.
The Royal Commission - Shaping the Future of Aged Care
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, announced by the Government in September, will no doubt shine an uncomfortable light on aged care providers. We see this announcement and the subsequent inquiry as an opportunity to help the industry move forward toward a future offering more choice, better quality care and (hopefully) lower price points for end users. Above all, the inquiry is essential to win back community trust in the sector and to encourage the development of newer and more innovative ways of delivering high quality care.
Celebrating Innovators in the Health and Aged Care Industry
Here are some of the great companies re-shaping the health and aged care sector and delivering better outcomes for end users – all of which we believe will not only be the driving force for industry reform in the coming years but will also be absolutely essential to ensuring success and longevity in a sector that is increasingly competitive and under increasing public scrutiny, especially following the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety announced on 16 September 2018.
The Retirement Industry - Reform, Innovation and Opportunity Ahead
The retirement industry has had its fair share of controversy and bad publicity in recent times, leading to the reform efforts currently being undertaken by the NSW government and most recently leading to the release of the Greiner Report.
While the Report focuses its recommendations on the retirement village sector specifically the broader health and aged care industry is also undergoing a transformation on the back of technology and increased competition.
What does the Report recommend, how will the retirement industry respond and what will it mean for service providers and residents alike?
kinny legal recommended by doyle's as a leading health & aged care firm
Kinny Legal has been listed as a Recommended Law Firm in Doyle's Guide to Leading Health & Aged Care Law Firms – New South Wales, 2018 in recognition for our "expertise, knowledge and abilities relating to the Health & Aged care industries/sectors".
kinny legal features as a law bot success story
Automio: "Meet Jessica Kinny, a business-savvy lawyer in Sydney. See how Jessica's law firm, Kinny Legal, is using Automio's lawyer bots to win new clients, serve clients better and expand their scope of services."
Proposed Changes To The Australian Consumer Law: What happens if they become the law?
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big win for small business: Kinny Legal features in cover story
Jessica Kinny of Kinny Legal features in the cover story of the March 2018 issue of the Public Accountant Magazine - "A big win for small business".
Click here to find out more about:
how the major financial institutions have changed their small business lending practices;
how these changes benefit small businesses; and
why further improvements might be on the horizon.
(Cyber)crime and Punishment: A Snapshot of the New Mandatory Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme
From 22 February 2018, any entity subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and Australian Privacy Principles must report any instance of ‘eligible data breach’ to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and any individuals who may be potentially affected by that breach.
Click here to find out everything you need to know about the new scheme, and what you can do to manage the risk of data breaches, in less than 5 minutes.
we get a special mention in lawhackers!
In this edition of LawHackers, David Bushby and Zac Bingham discuss how Automio is helping boutique law firms like Kinny Legal build law bots that are interactive, easy to use, and make like easier for us and our clients.
This is a must watch for anyone interested in legal tech or how law firms are finding better ways to provide services to their clients.
Kinny Legal gets a special mention at [2:00] - [2:30].
Kinny Legal Shares a hot tip for small business owners in the lead up to the festive season at Netregistry.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT INQUIRY INTO RETIREMENT VILLAGES INDUSTRY
Original video source: Lexoo Australia.
NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONS INQUIRY INTO RETIREMENT VILLAGES INDUSTRY
The New South Wales Government has commissioned Kathryn Greiner AO to lead an inquiry into the retirement village sector. The focus of the inquiry includes whether operators are acting honestly, fairly and in accordance with their regulatory obligations.
QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT PROPOSES BIG CHANGES TO THE RETIREMENT VILLAGES ACT 1999 (QLD)
The Queensland Government has introduced a Bill which proposes significant amendments to the Retirement Villages Act 1999 (Qld). If enacted, these changes will require many operators to update their risk management policies, contracts and prescribed forms.
MEMBERS OF THE RETIREMENT VILLAGE INDUSTRY RELEASE EIGHT POINT INDUSTRY IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Members of the Australian Retirement Village Residents Association, Retirement Living Council and Property Council of Australia have prepared and released an action plan to improve standards of service, clarify and simplify information about contracts and obligations under the legislation, and implement and independent dispute resolution mechanism.
THE YEAR OF THE SIDE-HUSTLE: 5 TIPS FOR STARTING A NEW BUSINESS
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JESSICA KINNY OF KINNY LEGAL DISCUSSES WELLNESS IN THE GIG ECONOMY
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KINNY LEGAL SHARES 5 TOP TASKS TO FOR START UPS TO COMPLETE BEFORE THEY START TRADING
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Inquiry Into Small Business Loans released
This month, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman released the long-awaited Inquiry Into Small Business Loans (the "Carnell Report"). The report makes 15 recommendations, which collectively seek to make it easier for small businesses to secure funding on reasonable terms.
Preparing your business for the year ahead
For many, the first month of the New Year is a time to reflect. “What successes and challenges did the company encounter in 2016?” “What can we do to protect and grow the business in 2017?”
It is important that business owners know the right questions to ask, and seek answers from appropriately qualified experts. Find out how we can help.
Navigating the sales process – lessons from Estate of Madeline Cozma V Milstern Retirement Living Pty Ltd t/as Golden Lifestyles  NSWCATCD 56
Disputes between operators and former occupants can arise during the sale of an interest in a retirement village premises, especially when that sale period is prolonged. This case explains certain rights and responsibilities that arise during that sale process, and provides a reminder that the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal can waive or reduce departure fees payable to an operator if it considers the operator has caused or contributed to a delay in entering into a new village contract with an incoming resident.
Kinny Legal features in the australian financial review
insights as to the financial management obligations of retirement village operators (NSW)
The NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal Appeal Panel has provided useful guidance in relation to several financial management issues in Sakkara Investment Holdings Pty Ltd atf Sakkara Landings Trust v The Residents Committee of The Landings Retirement Village  NSWCATAP 52.