employment law

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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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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