What should I do if I’m lending a significant amount of money to a friend?

Has a friend or family member requested you for a loan?  Most of us are more than happy to help out family or friends during an emergency. However, the informal nature of these arrangements makes…

The Restrictions of a Non-Compete Clause

While not all employment contracts will contain non-compete or confidentiality clauses, those businesses that deal with intellectual property and other sensitive proprietary information may include…

Filing a Claim for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Being injured at work isn’t something that tends to happen often. But when it does, it is important that you take some very basic steps to protect your health and your income. Workers’ compensation…

Do I Qualify for Workers Compensation If I Work for Myself?

Many Australians find the idea of becoming a sole trader or an independent contractor appealing. You can enjoy better control over your time, be your own boss and determine the direction of your…

Don’t Forget to Include These in Your Employment Contract

Employment contracts are legal documents that are crucial for employers as well as employees. A strong, watertight employment contract, compliant with current employment legislation, can protect…

Who Has the Right to Make Your Funeral Arrangements?

Making decisions regarding your funeral wishes isn’t something everyone is comfortable doing, or even considers planning. However, taking the initiative to make these plans in advance can be very…