Protecting your small business from legal fallout

Protecting your small business 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…

Partnership Agreements What you need to know

Partnership Agreements: What you need to know

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…

Breach of employment contracts

Breach of employment contracts

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…

What is the criteria for a complying loan agreement

What is the 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…

What to look out for when entering a supply contract

What 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…