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Kye White

Head of Content and Community at LawAdvisor

0 years PQE
Melbourne, VIC, AU
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    • Kye White wrote an article
    • over 4 years ago

    Time for Australians to take data privacy seriously

    Recently Australia’s hotly contested metadata retention scheme began having an impact on the lives of ordinary Australians.Under the scheme, phone and internet companies must store information generated when their customers make phone calls, send text messages, or use the internet. This does not ...
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    Time for Australians to take data privacy seriously

    Recently Australia’s hotly contested metadata retention scheme began having an impact on the lives of ordinary Australians.Under the scheme, phone and internet companies must store information generated when their customers make phone calls, send text messages, or use the internet. This does not ...
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    • Kye White wrote an article
    • about 5 years ago

    Is your business eligible for the R&D Tax Incentive?

    To be eligible for the Research and Development tax incentive a business must be a company incorporated under Australian law, or incorporated overseas but an Australian resident for tax purposes, according to the LawAdvisor Legal Research Team.There is also many other criteria which relates to th...
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    Is your business eligible for the R&D Tax Incentive?

    To be eligible for the Research and Development tax incentive a business must be a company incorporated under Australian law, or incorporated overseas but an Australian resident for tax purposes, according to the LawAdvisor Legal Research Team.There is also many other criteria which relates to th...
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    • Kye White wrote an article
    • about 5 years ago

    Startup worker rights: contractors and employees

    A startup owes different obligations to its workers, depending on whether or not they are classified as a contractor or employee. According to Rigby Cooke Lawyers employment law expert Stephanie Burn, businesses owe fewer obligations to contractors than employees.“For example, eligible employees ...
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    Startup worker rights: contractors and employees

    A startup owes different obligations to its workers, depending on whether or not they are classified as a contractor or employee. According to Rigby Cooke Lawyers employment law expert Stephanie Burn, businesses owe fewer obligations to contractors than employees.“For example, eligible employees ...
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    • Kye White wrote an article
    • about 5 years ago

    The difference between a contractor and an employee

    There is no single indicator determines whether or not an individual is a contractor or an employee, according to the Fair Work Commission.Rigby Cooke Lawyers employment law expert Stephanie Burn notes that it doesn’t matter how a business labels a person working for them. What matters is the wor...
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    • Kye White wrote an article
    • about 5 years ago

    How to hire talented employees from overseas

    Australia’s startup industry is growing, but its size relative to established innovation centres around the world, means at times it is necessary to hire talented employees from overseas.As Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar noted late last year, there are too few trained engineers in Australia ...
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    How to hire talented employees from overseas

    Australia’s startup industry is growing, but its size relative to established innovation centres around the world, means at times it is necessary to hire talented employees from overseas.As Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar noted late last year, there are too few trained engineers in Australia ...
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    • Kye White wrote an article
    • about 5 years ago

    How do I request a copyright license?

    According to the LawAdvisor research team, Copyright refers to legal rights in original ideas, or works that are protected in Australia under the Copyright Act.“Generally these rights give the author exclusive rights to license others in regard to copying the original work, broadcasting it, publi...
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    How do I request a copyright license?

    According to the LawAdvisor research team, Copyright refers to legal rights in original ideas, or works that are protected in Australia under the Copyright Act.“Generally these rights give the author exclusive rights to license others in regard to copying the original work, broadcasting it, publi...
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    • Kye White wrote an article
    • about 5 years ago

    Does my website need terms and conditions?

    If you’re founding a startup, then naturally, you’re going to be building a website. A common question is - does our startup’s website need to set out terms and conditions of use.The short answer is yes, according to Pivot Business Lawyers principal solicitor Jared Pereira.“Yes, it is advisable t...
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    Does my website need terms and conditions?

    If you’re founding a startup, then naturally, you’re going to be building a website. A common question is - does our startup’s website need to set out terms and conditions of use.The short answer is yes, according to Pivot Business Lawyers principal solicitor Jared Pereira.“Yes, it is advisable t...
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    The difference between trade marks and business names

    A common mistake made by founders when they start their business, is they incorporate it with ASIC, register a business name, and then assume they are afforded some intellectual property protection. But that’s not the case. Business namesAccording to the LawAdvisor Research team, a business name ...
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    • Kye White wrote an article
    • about 5 years ago

    Five tips for prospective franchisees

    1. Familiarise yourself with the Franchising Code of CoductFranchisors must comply with the Franchising Code of Conduct, which sets out rights and obligations for those buying and running a franchise in Australia. If you’d like to familiarise yourself with the code, The Australian Competition and...
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    Five tips for prospective franchisees

    1. Familiarise yourself with the Franchising Code of CoductFranchisors must comply with the Franchising Code of Conduct, which sets out rights and obligations for those buying and running a franchise in Australia. If you’d like to familiarise yourself with the code, The Australian Competition and...
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    Business structure basics: franchising

    If you’re looking to purchase a franchise, what you’re doing is buying a business with an established name, marketing and operating procedures.Prospective franchisees must also recognise that entering into a franchise agreement means you’ll need to follow the franchisor’s system of running and ma...
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    • Kye White wrote an article
    • over 5 years ago

    Startups, confidentiality agreements, and fundraising

    When startups are trying to raise funds, one concern for founders is how to protect their intellectual property and sensitive business figures.One way founders try and do this is through confidentiality agreements or non-disclosure agreement (NDA).According to LegalVision, a confidentiality agree...
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    Startups, confidentiality agreements, and fundraising

    When startups are trying to raise funds, one concern for founders is how to protect their intellectual property and sensitive business figures.One way founders try and do this is through confidentiality agreements or non-disclosure agreement (NDA).According to LegalVision, a confidentiality agree...
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    • Kye White wrote an article
    • over 5 years ago

    Business structure basics: companies

    A company is a business that has shareholders who own the company and directors who run it. Companies can be private or public. When a business is listed as a public company, the public can buy shares to invest in the company. However Gadens partner Richard Partridge suggests this isn’t a great o...
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    • Kye White published an article
    • over 5 years ago

    Business structure basics: companies

    A company is a business that has shareholders who own the company and directors who run it. Companies can be private or public. When a business is listed as a public company, the public can buy shares to invest in the company. However Gadens partner Richard Partridge suggests this isn’t a great o...
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    • Kye White wrote an article
    • over 5 years ago

    Business structure basics: sole traders and partnerships

    In Australia, business owners have the option to structure their business in a number of ways. Two such structures are partnerships and sole traders.How a business owner chooses to structure their company will have tax and legal ramifications, and impact how important business decisions are made,...
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    • Kye White published an article
    • over 5 years ago

    Business structure basics: sole traders and partnerships

    In Australia, business owners have the option to structure their business in a number of ways. Two such structures are partnerships and sole traders.How a business owner chooses to structure their company will have tax and legal ramifications, and impact how important business decisions are made,...
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    • Kye White wrote an article
    • over 5 years ago

    Intellectual property tips for startups

    Too often, startup founders neglect intellectual property law, which can lead to big problems further down the road.Here are some intellectual property law tips for startups from Madgwicks Intellectual Property expert Dudley Kneller.1. Remember: a registered business name is NOT intellectual prop...
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    Intellectual property tips for startups

    Too often, startup founders neglect intellectual property law, which can lead to big problems further down the road.Here are some intellectual property law tips for startups from Madgwicks Intellectual Property expert Dudley Kneller.1. Remember: a registered business name is NOT intellectual prop...
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    • Kye White wrote an article
    • over 5 years ago

    Three legal issues to consider when founding a startup

    Starting a business can be a daunting prospect. Startups can be unpredictable, so it’s important to set expectations among the founding team right from the very beginning, according to Nick Hitchens, LawAdvisor lawyer and the founder of Sydney-based Hitch Advisory.Start with a good shareholders a...
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    Three legal issues to consider when founding a startup

    Starting a business can be a daunting prospect. Startups can be unpredictable, so it’s important to set expectations among the founding team right from the very beginning, according to Nick Hitchens, LawAdvisor lawyer and the founder of Sydney-based Hitch Advisory.Start with a good shareholders a...
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    • Kye White wrote an article
    • over 5 years ago
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    Five intellectual property law mistakes startups should avoid

    Too often, startup founders neglect intellectual property law, which can lead to big problems further down the road. Speaking at LawAdvisor’s Hack your Legals workshop in Melbourne recently, Madgwicks Intellectual Property expert Dudley Kneller outlined the top five IP law mistakes made by fou...
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    • Kye White wrote an article
    • over 5 years ago

    Startups undervalued, underserved, by legal profession

    The legal profession’s reluctance to embrace new technology, and the efficiencies that come with it, is hurting startups,  according to MoneyPlace compliance officer Megan McMullan. Prior to joining MoneyPlace, McMullan spent time working with Melbourne-based law firm Holley Nethercote, the Austr...
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    Startups undervalued, underserved, by legal profession

    The legal profession’s reluctance to embrace new technology, and the efficiencies that come with it, is hurting startups,  according to MoneyPlace compliance officer Megan McMullan. Prior to joining MoneyPlace, McMullan spent time working with Melbourne-based law firm Holley Nethercote, the Austr...
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    • Kye White wrote an article
    • over 5 years ago

    What does the future of legal services look like?

    Automation is coming, whether lawyers accept it or not. That was the conclusion of a group of experts speaking at LawAdvisor’s first LawHack, held in Melbourne on Wednesday night.LawAdvisor legal product manager, Simon McKenzie was joined by Envato legal counsel Peter Tsipas, Lexis Nexis Head of ...
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    What does the future of legal services look like?

    Automation is coming, whether lawyers accept it or not. That was the conclusion of a group of experts speaking at LawAdvisor’s first LawHack, held in Melbourne on Wednesday night.LawAdvisor legal product manager, Simon McKenzie was joined by Envato legal counsel Peter Tsipas, Lexis Nexis Head of ...
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    • Kye White wrote an article
    • over 5 years ago

    Legal industry's natural aversion to risk stifles innovation

    Innovation in the legal industry is stifled by the very different way lawyers and entrepreneurs do business, according to LexisNexis’ Jim May.“Lawyers are deeply trained to think about risk, which is almost the opposite of entrepreneurialism,” he says.“This risk orientated view makes lawyers cons...
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    LawAdvisor: building a community, not just a business

    Startups need lots of legal help. That’s why LawAdvisor participated in an event organised by Startup Victoria last Monday to put a group of Melbourne startups in the room with some of Australia’s leading lawyers to chat about the legal issues commonly faced by startups.LawAdvisor sits at the jun...
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    LawAdvisor: building a community, not just a business.

    Startups need lots of legal help. That’s why LawAdvisor participated in an event organised by Startup Victoria last Monday to put a group of Melbourne startups in the room with some of Australia’s leading lawyers to chat about the legal issues commonly faced by startups. LawAdvisor sits at th...
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    Planning for your family’s future

    When it comes to ensuring your rights, and the rights of your family, are protected there is nothing more important than setting up a will.Yet just 59% of Australians have a will. And of the other 41%, just 22% expect to set one up in the near future. But few people make a deliberate decision not...
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    LawShorts: Nest Legal’s Laura Vickers

    Meet Laura Vickers, the founder of Nest Legal, a Victoria-based legal practice created solely to help families navigate the law.Nest Legal focuses on wills and end-of-life planning, home ownership, and dispute advice. These services are offered for a fixed price so families have peace of mind whe...