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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 the buyer will expect. There are a number of different tender processes as …

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Is there a difference between part-time and casual employment agreements?

Having appropriate employment agreements in place is vital to ensure that your business understands employee entitlements and is compliant with the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). For example, casual employees and part-time employees are prescribed very different entitlements under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and National Employment Standards and having the appropriate employment agreements …

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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 not require consideration. Elements of an agreement To form a binding agreement, the following …

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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 employment relationships in this way has been made illegal under the Fair Work Act …

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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 business must provide and comply with. Incorrectly classifying an employment relationship as a contractor …

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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 step of the transaction to maximise your benefit and minimise potential risks. When should …

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3 things to consider before selling your Australian business

Selling a business can be both an exciting and stressful time. To ensure you are as prepared as possible for the sale of your business, we’ve outlined the three key things you should consider before commencing the sale process. 1. Are you ready to sell your Australian businesss? Before selling your Australian business, it is …

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