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When the budget is too tight to offer a pay rise, how can an SME proprietor motivate staff and heighten productivity?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

There are many options an SME proprietor can use to motivate staff and heighten productivity. These include offering equity or rewards based on performance, giving staff opportunities to ‘own' a revenue generating project and simply showing appreciation.  

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Legal Strategies to Improve Productivity, Sales & Profitability

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Strategies to improve your productivity, sales & profitability as well as minimise legal and commercial risks in your business include:

Introduce template agreements in order to streamline your processes, improve communication & minimise mistakes

Protect your intellectual property in order to increase the value of your business & protect your reputation in the market

Ensure your business structure is set up properly to protect you legally, minimise tax and to allow for growth

Consider incentives, equity and other programs to retain your valuable staff and motivate performance

Ensure your advertising & marketing programs are designed to maximise sales with minimum legal risk

See our legal checklist for more ideas to take your business to the next level!

If you need assistance with any of the legal strategies above, please let us know.

Current as at December 2010.

 

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Independent Contractors

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Independent Contractors Bill 2006 was introduced by the Federal Government as a further step towards establishing a single national workplace relations system. The changes will impact on independent contractors arrangements. The bill applies to ‘services contracts’ (contracts for services to which an independent contractor is a party and relates to the performance of work by the independent contractor).  

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Unfair Dismissal Dismissed

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The new WorkChoices Legislation generally exempts employers who employ up to 100 employees from unfair dismissal laws. Part time and certain casual employees are included in this calculation. 

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Tips for enforceable Workplace Policies

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Workplace Policies should be used to regulate dress code, privacy, discrimination & harassment, confidentially, blogging and computer  email use  and can play a significant part in defending unfair dismissal claims.  

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Privacy in the Workplace

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Workplace Surveillance Bill 2005 has been recently introduced into the NSW Parliament and if passed, will place additional burdens on employers.  

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Tips to Avoid Unfair Dismissal Claims

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Unfair dismissal is an area many small to medium sized businesses are unsure about. Here are 5 tips to assist in minimising the likelihood of an unfair dismissal claim.  

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Emailing Company Policy is Risky

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Emailing is a quick and easy way to notify employees of updates to company policy but Australian companies should take note of a recent US Federal Court decision which found that sending an email is insufficient to notify employees of the updates.  

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Restraint of Trade Clauses

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A restraint of trade clause is a clause in a contract which limits a person’s freedom to carry on a trade or profession. Such a clause must be approached with great caution as courts do not look favourably upon restraining a person’s freedom to trade.  

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Jungle Management acts as legal counsel for high growth businesses in sales, marketing, advertising, media & technology.

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