The High Court of Australia issued 2 decisions in February 2022 addressing this very question. The decisions provide greater clarity to businesses in how to hire an independent contractor correctly. Business owners need to urgently review their independent contractor contracts they have in place to ensure they are comprehensive and meet the requirements established…

Mediation is a process that can assist your business in addressing disputes that emerge in your day-to-day operations. This can be anything from disputes with employees to disputes with builders, suppliers or subcontractors.   Common disputes Disputes with employees is common in any business and can be about a wide range of issues from: Wage…

    Constructive Legal Solutions (CLS) is pleased to announce that on the 4th of August 2021, after lengthy negotiations, the ETU Enterprise Agreement (EA) template for the period 2021-2025 was signed off by the ETU industry bargaining representatives and NECA Victoria, on behalf of NECA Members.   This was a historic moment with both sides…

    Being paid on time is an essential part of running your business as a contractor. Positive cash flow allows for you to grow your business and more importantly react to challenges such as the restrictions that come out of the COVID-19 lockdowns. Each state and territory has its own laws around security of…

    You have built a good reputation for your business and have strong relationships with ongoing customers. However, you may have that one customer who has issued a negative review against you on social media, or is bad mouthing your business to others. You are concerned that this and any future reviews, will impact…

    If you run a business, chances are you have experienced a difficult customer who refuses to pay you for your services for a variety of reasons. Your aim would be to recover this debt in a timely manner with as little cost as possible. As such, you want to avoid jumping to litigation…

    The Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 2021 was passed by the Victoria government to amend 8 Acts in Victoria: Construction Industry Long Service Leave Act 1997 Long Service Benefits Portability Act 2018 Long Service Leave Act 2018 Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 Equal Opportunity Act 2010 Inquiries Act 2014 Child Employment Act 2003 Owner Drivers…

If you hire casual employees, you must be across the recent changes as at 27 March 2021 to ensure you are complying with legislation.

JobKeeper has been useful to your business, helping to tide your company over through the lull caused by the pandemic. It has allowed you to retain your employees and operate without any drastic changes to your operations and your staff. But what will you do now that the Scheme is coming to an end on the 28th of March 2021?

You have a good relationship with your customers, with some of them having used your services for years now. You don’t have any terms and conditions in place for these transactions, as you operate on the basis of trust – trust that your customers will pay you for your goods and services, trust that they would make payment on time and trust that they would not do anything that may jeopardize your business.

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