Matt Cooper, vice president of international and enterprise at oDesk, shares advice on how to hire and manage outsourced workers in advance of his appearance at the Startup Spring Festival.
You can’t just walk away from a binding legal contract, but there are some useful strategies to keep in mind when navigating this tricky path.
Last week, Tom O’Brien wrote about six important issues to consider when negotiating your first commercial lease. This week we’ll go into a bit more detail on commercial lease agreements, setting out a number of document specific clauses to keep an eye out for.
Product liability is a potential minefield for careless start-ups and small businesses. However, there are some simple ways you can minimise the legal risks.
This week for her mentor post, Vanessa Emilio has had created on behalf of Legal123.com.au this infographic for website designers to consider to avoid potential copyright breaches.
Dare, if you will, to imagine this nightmare scenario. It’s an office – a Taskmaster Tower – full of Taskmaster clones.
Apple’s attempt to trademark the term “startup” in Australia has outraged members of the local start-up community.
Apple tries to trademark “start-up” in Australia: Time to stand up to patent trolls and intellectual property bullies8:33PM | Wednesday, 28 August 2013 | Taskmaster
There are some things in life your humble correspondent just can’t stand. An intellectual property bully is high on the list.
Apple has lodged a trademark application for the term “startup” in Australia.
If you’re preparing to sign your first lease agreement, here are some of the key issues you need to be aware of.
Incorporating a business often also means becoming a director – along with all the legal responsibilities that entails. Here are seven key issues you must be aware of as a company director.
If cashflow is a challenge, finding the money to afford professional legal advice can be difficult. Here are four easy ways to cut your legal bills.
The recent Apple v Amazon case in the United States concerning Amazon’s use of the phrase ‘Appstore’ provides an important lesson for business owners in relation to use of trademarks.
In a perfect world, your business would grow at a steady pace, no one would ever get ill, every employee would be unconditionally loyal to your business and every single person you hire would work out. Reality is a different matter.
A fashion retailer in Perth is battling it out with UK retail giant Arcadia Group, ahead of the expected launch of the UK Topshop brand in the city.
Once your business gets off the ground, the legal issues you face change. Here are four major legal risks every business needs to manage.
The federal government is moving to create a national licensing system for thousands of tradespeople around Australia. Here are the key details every tradie needs to know.
If you use email as part of your marketing strategy, you could inadvertently be falling foul of the Spam Act without even realising it. Here are the legal basics you need to be aware of.
Do you suspect some of your staff could be stealing from your business? If so, here are your rights and responsibilities.
The competition watchdog has started legal proceedings against online group buying site Scoopon in the Federal Court.