October 15, 2018

Serving a Statutory Demand: Guidelines for Creditors

Serving a Statutory Demand: Guidelines for Creditors A statutory demand is a useful way to pressure a company to pay its debts. However, a creditor using a statutory demand to quickly recover a debt can run into trouble if the legal requirements for service of the statutory demand are not […]
October 15, 2018

How effective are your Post Employment Restraints?

How effective are your Post Employment Restraints? Much damage can be done to a business where an executive or senior manager resigns taking valuable customer information and confidential information.  Restraint of trade clauses, or post-employment restraints, play a crucial role in protecting the legitimate interests of the employer. In order […]
October 15, 2018

Business Structures: Company

Business Structures: Company When commencing a business venture, it is necessary to consider the most appropriate type of business structure to put in place. Different business structures have different benefits and disadvantages. This article looks at companies – how to set one up and the pros and cons of a […]
August 24, 2018

What is an Agreement to Lease?

What is an Agreement to Lease? When renting business related property it is important for both landlords and tenants to understand the relationship they are entering into and the rights and obligations that they each have, the document that governs this relationship is usually a Commercial Lease. A Commercial Lease […]
August 24, 2018

An Overview of Guarantees and Indemnities

An Overview of Guarantees and Indemnities It is important that anyone who is asked to provide a guarantee or indemnity understands precisely what their liabilities are under the arrangements. In this article, we identify the distinguishing features of both guarantees and indemnities and consider the significant differences between the 2 […]
July 23, 2018

Does your employment contract measure up?

Does your employment contract measure up? If you are entering into an employment contract do you know what should be included? If you are an employer and using an old contract, should it be reviewed first? It is clear contracts should be individually structured to meet the needs of those […]
July 23, 2018

Copyright: 10 Frequently Asked Questions

Copyright: 10 Frequently Asked Questions If you are an artist, writer or business owner concerned about protecting copyright in your work, the answers to these frequently asked questions will provide you with some guidance as to how copyright law operates in Australia. Do I need to register for copyright protection? […]
July 23, 2018

Meta data retention laws

Meta data retention laws The contentious data retention laws passed by the Federal Parliament in 2015 which allowed Telecommunications companies and Internet Service Providers until April 2017 to fulfil their implementation plans are now in effect. The data retention laws require telecommunications companies and Internet Service Providers to keep records […]
June 1, 2018

Trade Marks in Australia

Trade Marks in Australia The advantage of registering a trade mark is that it confers far more benefits than registering a business name, company name or domain name. Marketing is an important business tool, and a registered trade mark is crucial in allowing you to protect any value or credibility […]
June 1, 2018

Employee or Contractor – do you know the difference?

Employee or Contractor – do you know the difference? It’s important for all businesses to have systems in place to determine whether workers should be classified as employees or independent contractors, as tax, super and other government obligations are different depending on whether the working arrangement is employment or contracting. […]
June 1, 2018

Commercial leases – Responsibility for repairs and maintenance

Commercial leases – Responsibility for repairs and maintenance A commercial lease is a legally binding contract that gives a tenant certain rights over a property for a set period of time subject to the terms and conditions set out in the lease. A commercial lease is used when leasing property […]
April 29, 2018

Fair Work Commission Anti-Bullying Orders explained

Fair Work Commission Anti-Bullying Orders explained The Fair Work Commission has powers to make anti-bullying orders when a worker has been bullied by an individual or group and there is a risk that the worker will continue to be bullied at work by the individual or group. The Commission does […]