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24 10, 2019

I’m an executor, what do I do?

2019-10-28T09:38:39+09:30

Disputes involving executors of deceased estates are increasing. Usually, a trusted family member or friend appointed as an executor is just trying to do the right thing by their loved one. So, what are they doing wrong? Read on to find out how you must perform your duties as an executor.

I’m an executor, what do I do?2019-10-28T09:38:39+09:30
10 10, 2019

Beware: You could be personally liable for underpaying staff

2019-10-11T12:40:01+09:30

Given the increasing heat being placed on directors and business owners, it's important for you to understand the legal requirements and put in place compliance systems so that employees are being paid their legal wages and entitlements.

Beware: You could be personally liable for underpaying staff2019-10-11T12:40:01+09:30
20 08, 2019

Careful what you say about the future – misleading representations

2019-09-17T08:07:11+09:30

It’s not unusual to make a decision to enter into an agreement, based on a statement or promise by the other party about what the future will hold. Then when that promise doesn’t hold or ring true, you could find yourself out of pocket.

Careful what you say about the future – misleading representations2019-09-17T08:07:11+09:30
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
18 04, 2019

When should directors be personally liable for tax debts?

2019-09-17T08:07:57+09:30

As a general rule, a company provides its shareholders with ‘limited liability’. This means that the extent of resources a shareholder risks when they invest in an enterprise is limited to the amount of capital they put into the company (or agree to put in). If the company runs out of resources, or gets hit with a nasty surprise, the capital may all be lost, but the shareholders are not obliged to put anything additional in. They have just ‘done their doe’.The limitation of liability for shareholders has not really changed much over the centuries that limited liability companies have been around. What has changed, is the role and responsibility of directors.

When should directors be personally liable for tax debts?2019-09-17T08:07:57+09:30
1 03, 2019

If you see the word ‘indemnity’ in a contract – SEEK LEGAL ADVICE IMMEDIATELY

2019-09-17T08:11:07+09:30

Indemnities are often treated like a ‘standard’ or ‘boilerplate’ contract clause, when they are anything but. If they are ignored or overlooked, you could be in trouble when something goes wrong. However, when used properly, indemnity clauses can help you to manage your risk when entering into an agreement.

If you see the word ‘indemnity’ in a contract – SEEK LEGAL ADVICE IMMEDIATELY2019-09-17T08:11:07+09:30
21 12, 2018

Our good news stories for 2018

2019-09-17T08:11:35+09:30

How we helped business owners build and sustain strong business growth Our clients own a rapidly growing equipment hire business. To sustain this growth, they needed to ‘clean up’ and simplify their business structure to ensure that the business was operating as efficiently as possible. With our detailed understanding of tax roll-over concessions, we [...]

Our good news stories for 20182019-09-17T08:11:35+09:30
13 12, 2018

How to operate a bank account

2019-09-17T08:11:13+09:30

You would think this is obvious. Some of us can still remember our first school savings account with the State Bank, pink piggybank and all… But when you start involving companies, trusts and partnerships, things can get a little more complicated.

How to operate a bank account2019-09-17T08:11:13+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