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  Constructive Legal Solutions (CLS) is pleased to announce that on the 4th of August 2021, after lengthy negotiations, the ETU Enterprise Agreement (EA) template for the period 2021-2025 was signed off by the ETU industry bargaining representatives and NECA Victoria, on behalf of NECA Members.   This was a historic moment with both sides of…

Being paid on time is an essential part of running your business as a contractor. Positive cash flow allows for you to grow your business and more importantly react to challenges such as the restrictions that come out of the COVID-19 lockdowns. Each state and territory has its own laws around security of payment which…

You have built a good reputation for your business and have strong relationships with ongoing customers. However, you may have that one customer who has issued a negative review against you on social media, or is bad mouthing your business to others. You are concerned that this and any future reviews, will impact on your…

If you run a business, chances are you have experienced a difficult customer who refuses to pay you for your services for a variety of reasons. Your aim would be to recover this debt in a timely manner with as little cost as possible. As such, you want to avoid jumping to litigation straightaway, as…

The Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 2021 was passed by the Victoria government to amend 8 Acts in Victoria: Construction Industry Long Service Leave Act 1997 Long Service Benefits Portability Act 2018 Long Service Leave Act 2018 Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 Equal Opportunity Act 2010 Inquiries Act 2014 Child Employment Act 2003 Owner Drivers and Forestry…

Understand what your duties are as an Employer when it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace and how you can help prevent it.

You have a good relationship with your customers, with some of them having used your services for years now. You don’t have any terms and conditions in place for these transactions, as you operate on the basis of trust – trust that your customers will pay you for your goods and services, trust that they would make payment on time and trust that they would not do anything that may jeopardize your business.

All businesses are based around contracts and the electrotechnology and broader construction industry is no different. From employment contracts, to purchase order terms and conditions, subcontractor agreements and service agreements, to name a few.

In the electrotechnology and broader construction industry, it is very likely that companies have a mix of employees and independent contractors (contractors) working for them. There are advantages and disadvantages to both.

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