Things to look out for when entering a supply contract

Things 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 are a few key pointers to look out for in your supply contract. Warranties Warranties are promises within contracts to both parties that…

All about the mandatory code of conduct for commercial tenants

All about the mandatory code of conduct for commercial tenants

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 leases for non-payment of rent during the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery period. Tenants must stay committed to their lease terms. Landlords must offer…

Your options when a customer breaches your contract

Your options when a customer breaches your 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 has occurred. Businesses often enter many contracts with their clients, and figuring out what to do next can be difficult and stressful. The…

Employer jury duty responsibilities

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 avoid the inconvenience of releasing an employee for jury duty, however, this may prove to be difficult. Employers must comply with the legal…

Employer jury duty responsibilities

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 avoid the inconvenience of releasing an employee for jury duty, however, this may prove to be difficult. Employers must comply with the legal…

Proposed law to restrict cash payments

Proposed law to restrict cash payments

New restrictions on cash transactions may be coming into effect after the government released the draft Currency (Restrictions of the Use of Cash) Bill 2019, which proposed to make it an offence to make or accept cash payments of $10,000 or more. The bill proposes that people using cash above the $10,000 limit could face…

When is unpaid work legal

When is unpaid work legal?

There are circumstances where unpaid work is okay, however, legal unpaid work situations are limited, and in most circumstances, workers should be paid. Employers who are not meeting the Fair Work Act guidelines can be penalised for breaking the law by paying workers’ compensation and fines up to $63,000 for corporations and $12,600 for individuals.…

Annual leave and pay over the holidays

Annual leave and pay over the holidays

As the holiday season approaches, so does the shutdown period for many businesses. This is the time of year when it is easier to take off work due to many businesses slowing down, however, there are questions that surround this period, namely if you will get paid or not. When calculating leave over the Christmas…

Being aware of copyright infringement

Being aware of copyright infringement  

When sourcing content for your business, it can be tricky to determine what materials you can use without putting your business at risk of copyright infringement. With the internet providing a range of easily accessible sources, it can be easy to forget about the legalities of using material you did not produce yourself. Just because…