7 08, 2019

Hey founder, are you being left behind?

2019-09-17T08:07:17+09:30

Founding a company is a lot easier than retaining control of it. Part of your journey will necessarily involve other people. First, it may be a co-founder. Then family and friend investors, and ultimately professional investors. During this evolution, the chances of you being left behind, and things getting out of control, increase exponentially. We’ll help you get back in control, with a binding entitlement to what you’re worth.

Hey founder, are you being left behind?2019-09-17T08:07:17+09:30
4 07, 2019

Modern employment awards – are you a risky business?

2019-09-24T18:40:27+09:30

Picture this: You are a small business owner. After getting through the first five years of trade, you are starting to see returns on the time, emotion and finances that you have invested into the business. Then a document comes in the mail and your fortune turns on its head. You are faced with a claim by a former employee and you realise your business is faced with an unexpected liability worth thousands of dollars. All due to a clause nested in a Modern Award that you had simply overlooked or misunderstood. Here’s how to avoid becoming that business.

Modern employment awards – are you a risky business?2019-09-24T18:40:27+09:30
30 11, 2018

I thought it was just casual!

2019-09-17T08:11:41+09:30

The recent judgment of the Federal Court in the WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene case has had many employers very worried.  But we’re not convinced the decision actually changes anything.  Read on for our take on the WorkPac case. What was the WorkPac case about? Paul Skene was employed in 2010 as a casual [...]

I thought it was just casual!2019-09-17T08:11:41+09:30
9 10, 2018

Use our ‘departing employees’ checklist to protect your business

2019-09-17T08:11:58+09:30

The departure of an employee can be a difficult time for your business.  It is also a time that your business is exposed to the potential for real damage. If you establish a clear and consistent process for departing employees, you can protect your business and minimise the impact on staff and customers. Use our ‘departing employees’ checklist to protect your business.

Use our ‘departing employees’ checklist to protect your business2019-09-17T08:11:58+09:30
6 03, 2018

First-quarter employment law tune-up

2019-09-17T08:18:21+09:30

The end of the first calendar quarter for the year is fast approaching, and this is a great time to think about improving your employment processes and procedures.  To get you started, these are our favourite employment law 'nuts and bolts' that may need some tightening.

First-quarter employment law tune-up2019-09-17T08:18:21+09:30
23 11, 2017

Individual Flexibility Agreements: Bending Backwards Without Bending The Rules

2017-12-05T08:26:45+09:30

You may have noticed that ‘flexibility’ has become the new buzz word for Australian workplaces. Most of the popular focus has been on the benefits that flexibility provides to workers, rather than employers. As an employer, you may only just be keeping up with all of the day-to-day issues that come with employing someone [...]

Individual Flexibility Agreements: Bending Backwards Without Bending The Rules2017-12-05T08:26:45+09:30
23 02, 2017

Are your trade secrets walking out the door?

2019-02-01T07:47:03+09:30

Losing an employee, whether by dismissal or resignation, is never easy. But it’s even harder when the employee walks out the door with a head (and possibly a briefcase or USB) full of your confidential information.

Are your trade secrets walking out the door?2019-02-01T07:47:03+09:30
13 02, 2017

FBT and Not-For-Profits – ‘salary sacrificing’, without the sacrifice

2019-07-05T14:09:10+09:30

One of the big benefits of being a not-for-profit organisation (NFP) is the availability of tax concessions. But are you making the most of the concessions available to your organisation?

FBT and Not-For-Profits – ‘salary sacrificing’, without the sacrifice2019-07-05T14:09:10+09:30
5 08, 2016

You’re hired! Strategies to improve your recruitment process

2019-02-01T07:48:11+09:30

One of the most expensive aspects of running a business is paying employees.  But just as great employees can be a real asset, underperforming employees can be a real drain on resources. Hiring employees is all about choosing people who are going to add value to your business.  While there is no exact formula, there [...]

You’re hired! Strategies to improve your recruitment process2019-02-01T07:48:11+09:30
5 05, 2016

Critical clauses in employment contracts

2019-01-15T09:51:14+09:30

In this article, we will discuss some of the critical clauses that are often missing from basic employment documents. We will cover what each critical clause does and why it is important, and the potential consequences of not including the clause in your employment documents.

Critical clauses in employment contracts2019-01-15T09:51:14+09:30
23 02, 2016

Fixed term contracts masterclass

2017-11-18T08:33:22+09:30

In Australia, there are 3 main types of employment contracts: permanent (full-time or part-time), casual, and fixed term (whether full-time or part-time). This article focuses on fixed term contracts.

Fixed term contracts masterclass2017-11-18T08:33:22+09:30
19 11, 2015

How should you deal with employees as part of a business sale?

2017-11-18T08:52:29+09:30

Dealing with employees and their entitlements as part of a business sale or acquisition is not straight-forward. There are plenty of traps and tricks for the uninitiated. Find out what you need to know.

How should you deal with employees as part of a business sale?2017-11-18T08:52:29+09:30
15 06, 2015

Are you handing your clients to your ex-employees and key-competitors on a platter?

2019-01-18T08:05:55+09:30

LinkedIn and other social media networking sites have their uses, and can be good for ‘profile’ building. But the question is – can you afford to lose control of your business contacts and spend time building value for another business, the social media site?

Are you handing your clients to your ex-employees and key-competitors on a platter?2019-01-18T08:05:55+09:30
18 05, 2015

Marijuana anyone? The ins and outs of employee drug testing

2018-10-03T14:22:24+09:30

Employers have long struggled with the balance between an employee’s responsibilities at work and their right to a life outside of work. This has often given rise to the question of whether an employer can discipline employees for recreational activities conducted outside of working hours.

Marijuana anyone? The ins and outs of employee drug testing2018-10-03T14:22:24+09:30