Changes to the Fair Work Act will have a significant impact on the franchise business model in Australia if franchisors and franchisees are not prepared, MYOB has cautioned.
The laws include penalties for incorrect reporting and
record-keeping and more liability for franchisors for contraventions
by franchisees, if reasonable steps were not in place to prevent
As Australia’s leading franchise accounting software provider,
MYOB’s suite of online products minimise the risk to both franchisees
and franchisors from falling foul of these legislative changes.
In accepting the rationale for the legislation, MYOB CEO Tim Reed
reflected that it is a pity that the poor behaviour of a few is having
such an impost on the entire franchising ecosystem. He cautioned
Australian franchises these changes would require careful
consideration, and that his company was available to assist and would
continue its long-held support for franchises in Australia.
“MYOB has the tools, the smart technology and the eco-system of
partners in place that supports this legislative change.
“Our solutions create unique integration opportunities helping to
prevent compliance breaches which protects both franchisors and
“MYOB is the ideal partner for franchises across Australia preparing
for tough new Fair Work laws and penalties,” Mr Reed said.
MYOB solutions simplify business records and ensure franchise
software is up-to-date for payroll purposes, an important
consideration when there are changes in awards or penalty rates.
“MYOB products help improve the integrity of a franchise’s data,
reducing the chances of incidental compliance breaches.
“The franchise model has enjoyed great success in this country and
we understand the importance of the model. That’s why MYOB has been
the official Small Business Solutions and Technology partner of the
Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) for four years and is passionate
about supporting these entrepreneurial Australians,” Mr Reed
Bruce Billson from the FCA said it was important franchises
familiarised themselves with these law changes and the FCA was
actively promoting awareness and a 'compliance culture'.
“It’s very important that FCA members and the broader franchising
community get across these changes and we would encourage them to use
'right sized' systems and software which make compliance as easy as
“We have been working with MYOB for more than four years and commend
their proactive commitment to simplifying the way franchisors and
“The FCA is now focused on engaging with the franchise community and
the Fair Work Ombudsman to ensure this economically important and
successful model of entrepreneurship continues to thrive alongside
these changes,” Mr Billson said.
Tim Reed will deliver a key note speech at the FCA’s National
Franchise Convention in October. MYOB will also be sponsoring a Tech
Hub with key technology partners at the event.
For further comment or other information please contact:
Sean Rogasch, Media Relations Consultant, MYOB
M: 61 400 069 951/ E: firstname.lastname@example.org
For franchisors looking to find out more about how MYOB solutions can help ensure their franchisees remains compliant under these new law changes, email – email@example.com
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