Landscape contractors presentation may 11. peter rusborne

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Landscape contractors presentation may 11. peter rusborne

  1. 1. Know your Rights - Legal Peter Rusbourne – Partner Deva Saraswati – Senior Solicitor
  2. 2. Disclaimer This presentation is for information only and is not advice. Each situation is different and must be looked at on its particular circumstances.
  3. 3. Who we are • Located in Kirrawee, NSW • 4 Partners, 45 staff members • Cover a range of work-types – Commercial Business & Property • Accredited Specialist – Peter Rusbourne – Workplace Law – Commercial Litigation – Family Law – Conveyancing ...plus many more!
  4. 4. Today... • The Business Journey • How to structure your business – To save tax – To protect your assets • Contract matters – Commercial – Residential • Getting paid – Contract terms – Variations – As Sub Contractors
  5. 5. Today... • Employment/Contractors – Awards – Deemed employees – Contractors – Insurance • OH&S
  6. 6. The Business Journey Structure Employment Trading Cash Flow Risk Management Premises Intellectual Property Asset Protection Succession Plan
  7. 7. • To save tax • To protect your assets • Companies • Trusts Structuring your business...
  8. 8. Contract matters... • Residential construction: – HOW: $12,000 plus • Commercial: – SOPA • Landscape Contractors contract
  9. 9. Getting paid... • Contract terms • Variations – In writing – In advance – In the contract – Agreement as to cost for the variation • As Sub Contractors – Security for work. • Time for payment and determining cost of project and profit. • PPS
  10. 10. Employment/Contractors • Awards • National Employment Standards • Contracts and Agreements • Contractors: – What documents are in place – How paid – Control – Who meets obligations
  11. 11. • Deemed Employees • Insurance – Workers compensation for employees and deemed employees • Dismissal of employees – Unfair Dismissal – Redundancy – Unlawful dismissal Employment/Contractors
  12. 12. OH&S • Mel Crook
  13. 13. Questions?

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