Category: Legal

Protecting your small business from legal fallout

Protecting your business from legal fallout isn’t at the forefront when you are focussing your efforts on growing your small business. However, it is necessary. You can take the following simple steps…

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Partnership Agreements: What you need to know

A partnership agreement formalises the business relationship between two partners. It can cover everything from low-level processes, up to how dispute resolution will take place in the business.   Business partners are personally…

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Breach of employment contracts

Employment contracts contain terms and conditions which both the employee and employer agree upon. Ideally, this contract should be written rather than confirmed verbally to avoid miscommunications or misunderstandings. Contracts may also…

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What to look out for in an employment contract

Reading any contract before you sign it is essential, but there are some things you should keep a special eye out for when signing an employment contract. Award Coverage You should always…

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What is the criteria for a complying loan agreement?

Private companies may be incentivised to make loans to a shareholder or their associate during the income year in an effort to save on income tax. In order to remedy any inequities…

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Modified provisions for virtual business meetings you need to be aware of

Businesses moving towards online operations (temporarily or permanently) need to be aware of the Government’s modified provisions concerning virtual meetings and the electronic signing of company documents. These modified provisions in the…

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What to look out for when entering a supply contract

When entering a supply contract, it is extremely important to work out all the nuisances before signing to prevent complications down the road and make sure conditions are favourable for you. Here…

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Mandatory code of conduct for commercial tenants and landlords

The Government has introduced a mandatory code of conduct to help commercial tenants with rent relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the code of conduct for commercial tenancies: Landlords must not terminate…

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Dealing with customer breaches of contract

When two parties enter into a contract, they must follow the agreed terms and conditions outlined. If one party does not fulfil the obligations they agreed to, then a breach of contract…

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Employer jury duty responsibilities

When an employee gets summoned for jury duty, it can put added stress on the workplace with other staff having to take on extra work. As an employer, you’ll likely want to…

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