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What is a tender?

Tenders, in general terms, are a formalised offer to perform for in return for payment for the supply of goods and/or services. In order to win a tender, you should be aware and understand the tendering requirements and processes to determine …

What is the difference between an agreement and a deed?

There is a common misconception that the words ‘agreement’ and ‘deed’ are interchangeable, as they often do not realise there is an important difference between the two. In simple terms, a deed is similar to an agreement, however, a deed does …

What is an enterprise agreement?

What is an enterprise agreement? If you are an Australian business owner with employees, you should be aware of relevant industry Awards that apply to your staff that set out minimum wages, leave and other entitlements. Entering into an enterprise agreement …

How to spot a sham contracting arrangement

Serious consequences arise where an employment relationship between a business and a worker is incorrectly and/or deliberately classified as an independent contractor relationship. Some businesses will intentionally do this to avoid paying employee entitlements, such as paid leave and superannuation. Mischaracterising …

Employee vs contractor: what’s the difference?

When engaging a worker for your business, it is important to determine whether that worker is an employee or an independent contractor. It is critical to determine which relationship exists, as employees and contractors have different rights and entitlements that your …

5 Tips for Interviewing Job Candidates

Often when hiring, employers are not always equipped with the right set of questions to ask prospective employees. With a number of categories of questions being illegal to ask a candidate during the recruitment period, it can sometimes be quite difficult …

Do I need legal advice when buying a business in Australia?

Buying a business in Australia is a highly-complex process which, depending on the type of business being purchased, may involve a number of intricate steps to successfully complete. Seeking the support of an Australian business lawyer will help you navigate each …