What is a Services Agreement?

A services agreement, also known as a contractors agreement, or a contract for services (Services Agreement) is an agreement under which one party (Supplier) agrees to provide services to another party (Client) in exchange for remuneration.  It is different from a contract of service which is the technical name for an employment contract.   A Services Agreement is often issued in response to a request for proposal.  The Supplier agrees to provide services to the Client by providing a proposal, which the Client rejects or accepts by providing purchase orders.  A suite of documents like this should be read together to fully comprehend the legal relationship between the parties. [Read more…]

Superannuation changes: Are you ready?

The Australian Government initiated a series of changes in superannuation entitlements, the first of which came into force in July 2012.

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Employee or contractor – Implications for intellectual Property

We are often asked to advise whether an individual engaged by an organisation is an employee or contractor.  The answer to this question can have profound implications for commercialisation of intellectual property.

The answer to this question is often not straightforward as the law needs to be examined in the context of all the facts. [Read more…]

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