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Welcome to the gig economy. Subcontracting, outsourcing and freelancing are becoming ever more common as both workers and businesses chase flexibility. But having non-employees regularly work for you can open you up to a whole new range of liabilities. Over the past decade, advances in technology...

Nike went from “Just Do It” to “just blew it” when one of its basketball shoes tore apart spectacularly on US national television, causing superstar Zion Williamson to hit the floor clutching his knee, before hobbling off the court.  The sneaker blowout wiped $2 billion off Nike's...

It’s a disease that some doctors have labelled worse than asbestosis and there are fears a major epidemic may be unfolding nationally. If you work in stonemasonry, or any trade that involves exposure to dust from stone, bricks or cement, you need to know about...

Insurance fraud comes in a few different shapes and sizes. Some types of fraud are done on purpose, some types involve small lies that may seem like they won’t matter, and some are committed without the person committing them even realising. “The cost of insurance fraud each...

If you offer a professional service, chances are you're selling your knowledge. But what happens if your advice isn't right? We look at the risks involved in giving advice for a living. To err is human, or so the saying goes. Superstar footy players miss match-winning kicks,...

Many Australians don't mind the odd quiet – or rowdy – drink. So it can be a tough line to tread between responsible service of alcohol and being a party-pooper. The difficulties are compounded when you’re often relying on transient, part-time staff to comply. But if you’re...

As one of Australia's leading insurance figures, Dr Allan Manning has witnessed countless times the devastating impact serious everyday incidents can have upon small businesses and individuals. But when his own property was threatened by fire recently, he was forced to reassess the sobering reality of...