Steps to protecting yourself from legal fallout

Steps to protecting yourself 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 so that you are protected from potential legal issues: Use written agreements: Don’t rely on the aural agreements on their own, confirm what…

What needs to be in your business partnership agreement

What needs to be in your business partnership agreement?

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 liable for the business in a partnership, therefore, determining the finer details is extremely important and can prevent complications down the line. The…

Responding to a breach of employment contract

Responding to a breach of employment contract

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 contain implied terms i.e. not misusing confidential information. Employment contracts are also governed by legislation that provides further information about the minimum terms…

What to look out for in an employment contract

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 check that the salary you have agreed upon with your employer is on par with the award rates and no less. Double check…

Criteria for a complying loan agreement

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 as a result of making shareholder loan agreements, the Government enforces compliance through a set number of rules. Loans which follow such rules…

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…