Protecting your business from your employees

  Employees can be both an essential asset of your business and its biggest risk. When employees have contact with your clients or have access to your business processes, know-how and trade secrets, it is essential that you protect your business against employees taking that information with them when they leave, or disclosing it if

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Master chef’s blunder: Payroll error leaves up to $2.6M owing

Minor payroll and employment errors can lead to significant issues for employers, as MasterChef judge, George Calombaris, has recently discovered. An error in the payroll system of Mr Calombaris’s company, MAdE Establishment Group, lead to up to 430 employees being underpaid as a result of a misclassification of employees and a miscalculation of how overtime

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Small Businesses – Unfair Terms in Standard Form Contracts

  Big change for small business- Do your standard form business contracts contain unfair terms? From 12 November 2016 the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) will be scrutinising standard form contracts involving small businesses (being a business employing less than 20 people as determined on a headcount basis). New legislation means small business contracts

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transition to retirement -Watkins Tapsell

Transition to Retirement

For over 20 years I have been advising clients on the transition to retirement and what matters they need to address both personally and in their businesses. All these things take time, so it is essential to start considering a transition to retirement earlier rather than later, and seek advice

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Business Terms and Conditions right

Getting Business Terms and Conditions right

Why getting Business Terms and Conditions is critical Businesses enter into arrangements with customers every day. They may be contracts for small or large amounts of money, and may have short or long term implications. Their Business Terms and Conditions are the basis on which these arrangements are entered. In order to prevent a dispute

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