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7 08, 2017

Is it worth transferring your home to your spouse?

2017-08-23T10:56:46+09:30

Is it worth transferring your home to your spouse before going into business?

Is it worth transferring your home to your spouse?2017-08-23T10:56:46+09:30
8 05, 2017

What’s the best structure for my startup?

2019-12-04T10:13:15+09:30

When asked what structure to use, we like to apply several key principles and ‘rules of thumb’ to get the right answer.

What’s the best structure for my startup?2019-12-04T10:13:15+09:30
2 05, 2017

Some less obvious observations about the 1 July super changes…

2017-12-15T09:08:47+09:30

As most people now know, from 1 July 2017 the amount a super fund member can have in a pension account will be capped at $1.6 million. There has been a lot of general commentary on these changes, but little deeper analysis of the details.

Some less obvious observations about the 1 July super changes…2017-12-15T09:08:47+09:30
24 03, 2017

I want to set up a charity to raise money for people overseas. Where do I start?

2018-07-10T09:30:06+09:30

If you want to do charitable work or raise funds to help people living overseas, you should carefully consider your options to make sure your aid is targeted to where it's most needed.

I want to set up a charity to raise money for people overseas. Where do I start?2018-07-10T09:30:06+09:30
25 02, 2017

How do I protect my ‘ideas’?

2019-02-01T07:25:52+09:30

Most people realise the importance of protecting their Intellectual Property. But ‘ideas’ and ‘concepts’ aren't a form of IP, as there is no 'property' capable of being protected. Don't despair, there are ways to protect and exploit your interests.

How do I protect my ‘ideas’?2019-02-01T07:25:52+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
8 02, 2017

I’m setting up a not-for-profit organisation. What’s the best structure to use?

2017-02-27T11:52:02+09:30

We are commonly asked what's the best structure to use when setting up a new charity or other 'not-for-profit' (NFP) organisation. While incorporated associations and public companies limited by guarantee are often suitable, they are not the only options, and there is no easy 'one size fits all' answer.

I’m setting up a not-for-profit organisation. What’s the best structure to use?2017-02-27T11:52:02+09:30
10 11, 2016

I’m a ‘start-up’. How should I set up my new business?

2017-12-05T09:38:30+09:30

So you've just come up with a great business concept, given it a test-drive among your family and friends, and now want to go to the next stage. What do you do? You need to put together the 'playing field' for your venture. In other words, you need a 'business structure'.

I’m a ‘start-up’. How should I set up my new business?2017-12-05T09:38:30+09:30
31 05, 2016

Is your commercial lease compliant with the PPSR regime?

2019-02-01T07:49:41+09:30

Is your commercial lease compliant with the PPSR regime? You need to know the answer to this question. Everyone has heard about the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR), which came online on 30 January 2012. The implications of the new registration system are still not widely known. For many people the need for registration is only discovered after it is too late.

Is your commercial lease compliant with the PPSR regime?2019-02-01T07:49:41+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
16 03, 2016

Work Communications Policy

2017-11-18T08:31:38+09:30

Our gift to you is our Work Communications Policy, which is designed to be a set of fundamental rules for an SME to adopt internally to ensure that the quality of its communications is regulated. Click on the link to download a copy of the Policy to adopt in your workplace today.

Work Communications Policy2017-11-18T08:31:38+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
22 08, 2015

Who gets to choose who goes on your board?

2017-11-18T09:03:09+09:30

Most people think the directors of their company are appointed by a majority of shareholders. But often this is not the case. Discover the full picture.

Who gets to choose who goes on your board?2017-11-18T09:03:09+09:30
17 08, 2015

If you saw it on an episode of Mad Men, don’t do it…

2017-11-18T08:54:29+09:30

Sexual harassment can cost a business dearly in terms of lost productivity, staff turnover, recruitment costs, legal fees and court awarded damages. Two recent court cases have shown us that courts are now prepared to make increasingly large awards to compensate victims of sexual harassment. Here we give you the tools to identify sexual harassment in the workplace, and provide the steps you need to take to prevent it.

If you saw it on an episode of Mad Men, don’t do it…2017-11-18T08:54:29+09:30