Corporate Compliance – Business Law
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Statutory and regulatory obligations govern the conduct of a company, its employees, general management and operations. Responsibilities and obligations include compliance with relevant corporations, competition and consumer, taxation and occupational health and safety legislation.
The Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) provides that companies must comply with requirements of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission. You need to be wary of the situations, such as insolvent trading, that can give rise to personal liabilities and/or criminal charges. All directors of your company, no matter its size or activities, must maintain directors’ duties. Even people who act as director (though not legally registered) can be bound to these duties.
The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) provides for your duty to ensure you do not engage in unconscionable, misleading or deceptive conduct, and prohibits further price fixing or supply of goods or services that are not fit for purpose.
Compliance with occupational health and safety and taxation legislation is essential and directors can be liable for legislation breaches.
Understanding your compliance obligations is fundamental to safeguarding your business and your personal future. At Coulter Roache, we shape our legal advice to your business, your sector and you. Our deep expertise will unravel your compliance tangle, letting you keep your business in forward motion.