​ Should you start a legal claim? 27 April 2022 Should you start a legal claim when there is a breach of a contract? This is a question I am commonly asked as a business and employment lawyer. Before considering making a legal claim, you need to be sure that

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Fair Work minimum pay rate increase from 1 July 20211 July 2021Pay rates have gone up as of 1 July 2021 across Australia.The national minimum wage has increased to $20.33 per hour (up from $19.84) or $772.60 per week (up from $753.80).On 16 June 2021, the Fair Work Commission announced a 2.5

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Should my company have a shareholder or security holder deed?When starting your business and looking at startup funding options, you may consider a shareholder's deed. Or, alternatively, you may consider a shareholder's deed if you have 2 or more shareholders onboard already.More than likely, when you think of a legal document

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Photo by Belinda Fewings on UnsplashLegal tips for a startup exit strategy and when you don’t have exit plan in your legals or any legals at allUpdated: 28 March 2022Founding a business with others is an exciting time. There is so much to think about and do that you may not

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Photo by Bench Accounting on UnsplashShould I hire a casual or part-time worker?Many business owners mistakenly think that hiring and classifying a worker as a casual is a safe bet because they can simply stop giving the employee any shifts if things don’t work out and be done with them

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Photo by Sean Pollock on UnsplashVarying a commercial lease in NSWUpdated: 3 January 2021Your lease may need to be varied at some point. For example, if you ask for flexibility from your landlord to reduce rent for changed economic conditions or because your landlord has introduced new terms. Below is what you need to

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