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i have one abn but want to create multiple websites will different range of products, from IT related products to consumer luxury items. Is that possible having just one company abn or do we need...
We contacted ASIC for our company number - after paying their large bill they provided us with our ACN (9 digits). Now they contact us saying that our business website name does not match the company number - What is going on here?
Hello! I'm still at the stage of getting my business set up, and now with a focus on the legal side specifically for when our leads become clients and need to sign a web services agreement with us...
Hi Jess - it is important that you have enforceable clear contracts with your customers. The agreement needs to set out who is responsible for what, when and how plus liability issues. Not sure where people get the idea that it is thousands of dollars. We have fixed fee of between $600 and $1000 depending on complexity. Getting it wrong will cost a lot more than that.
I purchased a business with my husband 4 years ago. The previous owner immediately started to do the same type of work with a so called friend more than 5 kms away so not much we could do. Our...
Thanks for the tag today Yee :)
Certainly, the terms of the agreement would need to be reviewed to determine any/all action available to you. However, I agree with Katherine's comments above. On the face of your post it certainly sounds like he may be guilty of engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct.
Copyright infringement may come into play if he's using your images or any of your 'work'. If he's using images he took and never assigned copyright ownership to you when you purchased the business then he may still be the copyright owner, but, depending on all the specifics using those images may still amount to misleading/deceptive conduct etc.
All the best :)
Sharing this question on behalf of community member, Fiona Meyerman: Hoping someone might be able to answer for me. I didn't want to tie up the line to fair work. Partner works in an industry that...
In short yes it may be legal. Employees have to usefully employed. Some employers may be takin advantage of it nad Fair Work commission has put on more staff to deal wiht applications. I have written about forced leave and stand downs in general terms. You may need to get advice specif to your husbands situation.
Sharing this question on behalf of community member, Shani Matheson: How do you handle requests for refunds on non-refundable deposits as their events cannot go ahead due to the COVID19 virus? What...
Hi Shani, Regie from Sprintlaw here. We're an online law firm that helps small businesses so I thought I'd give you some general legal information that might help!
First - do you have a contract? The answer to this question will most likely be found in any contracts signed between the parties. Have a quick look at any particular cancellation, refunds or payment terms in the contract. As Nicole has mentioned above, there are technical contract law principles such as force majeure and frustration that could be relevant here.
Then, you could explore options. Think about how payment was structured: did you take payment upfront? Was it a deposit? Or are there milestones for payment? These will determine your options, for example, you could potentially postpone the services or goods at a later date (when the event does eventually happen) to preserve the cashflow for your business. Think about how airlines right now are giving flight credits instead of refunds. Many people right now are understanding of small businesses in these kinds of predicaments so negotiating this could be the most practical option. Once you agree on something, it's a good idea to have it in writing to avoid disputes later.
There are also general consumer laws about who is entitled to refunds, etc. However, you'll need to speak with a lawyer to get specific legal advice on your situation.
We also have a useful article here on how to protect your business against event cancellations. Read it here: https://sprintlaw.com.au/protecting-against-event-cancellations/.
I hope this helps! You can also reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quick chat :)
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Great reminder for small businesses on legal issues with electronic contracts, especially the part that highlights how emails can be considered for legal claims in the courtroom.
I always feel it’s better to be safe than sorry, so you should seek professional help when you have little or zero knowledge on e-contracts. Even a one-off consultation with a small business lawyer can uncover many blind spots, issues and challenges in a contract that never crossed your mind. It’s not a legal fee, it’s an insurance for your small business.
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These are great tips, very helpful for everyone, thank you for sharing.