Tag: employment law

What are Shadow directors?

In the modern day, companies are complex entities with intricate corporate governance mechanisms. However, as companies become larger and more complex, authority and control of the company tends to be delegated throughout the company. Company’s should be cautious in these circumstances …

Quoting without GST & What is exempt from GST? 

We hear all about goods being charged with GST at the checkout, but what is it? It’s pretty simple, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is an additional 10% tax which applies to most goods and services. Businesses may face some …

What is PAYG withholding?

At the end of each financial year, many business owners struggle to comprehend how to process the many elements of both their company and employees’ taxes. For this reason, it is essential that employers utilise PAYG withholding, an accurate system which …

What is an “in Specie Transfer”?

In specie transfers are quite difficult to comprehend if you have no prior knowledge of shares or the transfer of assets. This blog post will provide you with all the information you need to know about engaging with in-specie transfers.  What …

Commercial in Confidence

Confidence in business is a serious consideration, so you should probably educate yourself on the ins and outs of confidence in business. Many law firms have strict rules and concerns regarding confidentiality. These rules should be treated as ‘commercial in confidence’ …

What are Replaceable Rules in the Corporations Act?

If a company does not wish to have a constitution, they have the option of using replaceable rules. Replaceable Rules refers to a provision of the sections and subsections of the Corporations Act which are designated under section 135 of the Act …

What does ‘without prejudice save as to costs’ mean?

Where does the phrase ‘Without Prejudice Save as to Costs’ come from? “Without prejudice” can be one of the most abused and misunderstood legal phrases, but it is also a vital legal tool designed to assist parties in settling their disputes …

A Guide to Calderbank offers

A Calderbank offer is an extremely useful settlement tool used by solicitors when attempting to resolve a dispute. Although it may seem simple, Calderbank offers can become quite complex and involve many factors when both drafting and considering whether to accept …

How to negotiate a commercial retail lease

What can be negotiated? When it comes to negotiating a commercial lease agreement, the first question you need to ask yourself is, is it worth negotiating in the first place.  If yes, then now you have an opportunity to negotiate better …

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 …