Development and growth often gives rise to new areas for claims and litigation. The challenge for the direct selling industry is to keep abreast of the ever increasing legal and compliance obligations.
Social media has revolutionised the direct selling industry. It provides a flexible platform for companies and sellers to constantly connect with consumers.
The legal standing of “independent contractors” in the multi-level marketing (MLM) industry in Australia will be examined by the Federal Court in a sham contracting case bought by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) against Ecosway Pty Ltd (Ecosway), the Australian subsidiary of a multi-national MLM business.