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How do the Casual Employee Changes Affect You?

Casual Employment is now defined in the Fair Work Act. This will impact how businesses work with casual employees.

Coaches and Consultants – 3 Legal Case Studies

Learn from the experience of others with these 3 Legal Case Studies for Coaches and Consultants

Legally Binding Contracts: What You Need To Know

LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW There is no doubt that running a business has risks. These risks may come from your employees, your contractors, your suppliers or customers. As a business owner, you need to take control of your business by assessing...

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Legally Binding Contracts: What You Need To Know

Legally Binding Contracts: What You Need To Know

LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW There is no doubt that running a business has risks. These risks may come from your employees, your contractors, your suppliers or customers. As a business owner, you need to take control of your business by assessing...

Witnessing a Signature: What You Need to Know

Witnessing a Signature: What You Need to Know

WITNESSING A SIGNATURE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW  Getting a document signed is all about proof. It is a lot easier to show that someone has agreed to a contract if you can show that they applied their signature to that document, and a witness helps to identify the person...

Deeds vs Agreements: What’s the Difference?

Deeds vs Agreements: What’s the Difference?

deeds vs agreements: what's the difference?  Contracts are an essential part of running a business, and they often come in different forms. You may have noticed that some documents are called ‘agreements’, and some are instead called ‘deeds’. So, what exactly is the...

COVID-19 and Signing Contracts

COVID-19 and Signing Contracts

COVID-19 and Signing Contracts  *Last updated 23 April 2021* Very few documents are legally required to have a 'wet' signature. That is a signature applied using pen and ink.  Most business contracts you enter into don't require a 'wet' signature and may not require a...

Event Release Forms: Everything Yours Should Include

Event Release Forms: Everything Yours Should Include

event release forms: everything yours should include As a small business owner, do you run events, co-host events, sponsor events or plan to run events to help propel your business forward faster? The advantages of holding events are obvious. Not only will you be...

Intellectual Property Protection – What is it? & Why You Need it

Intellectual Property Protection – What is it? & Why You Need it

What IS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY?  If you are a business owner, it is important for you to understand that your intangible assets, the ones you can’t pick up and hold, are just as valuable as your physical property. If you haven’t appreciated the value of your...

AU$ Trademark Fees Have Changed

AU$ Trademark Fees Have Changed

IP Australia Fees for Applying to Register a Trade Mark?  A few quick things you should know before making an application for a trade mark: Registration has local affect (Australia) only, unless you specifically make and pay for an international application The cost...

Disclaimers: What They Do and Don’t Protect You From

Disclaimers: What They Do and Don’t Protect You From

Disclaimers: What they do and don't protect you from  As a business owner, it is likely that you run a website, blog or social media to help people find you, advertise and promote your products or services. It is the most effective way of attracting potential...

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