With drug testing often being included in an employee’s contract of employment, there is the possibility that one day the test comes back positive, which means their employer has a very important decision to make. The options that are available to the employer range from termination, with the possibility of taking legal action against the individual, through to supporting them wholeheartedly which may even include them offering to pay for their employee’s drug rehab program.
If you own or run a business and have never had to face the reality of finding out a member of your staff is taking drugs, then if it does happen you might be shocked, and this runs the risk of you making a decision in haste. Instead, it is preferable that you are prepared in advance for this situation, and that means understanding what your options are, and what the consequences of each of them are.
The first thing you should focus on is checking whether or not the terms and conditions of the contracts which your employees have signed cover the misuse of drugs and what might happen if they fail a drug test. Regardless of how lenient or how severe you might wish any action that you could take against the individual to be, you are walking into a legal minefield if there are no policies regarding drug use specified in their terms and conditions.
If you run a small landscaping business, you’re probably always looking for new ways to gain more clients and grow your workforce. The modern world is very digitally oriented, which means that you need to build a strong digital strategy. Your digital strategy should include things like Facebook and other social media marketing.
When it comes to Facebook ads marketing, it can be hard to get a decent return on investment, especially when you’re trying to sell something like landscaping services. However, there are a lot of different things that you can do to optimise the performance of your Facebook ads, including:
Making sure your ads are properly targeted:
High quality targeting is arguably the most important part of running a successful Facebook ads campaign. One of the best things about advertising on Facebook is the customizability that you have when it comes to choosing your audience. You can target your ads by a wide range of things, including age, gender, physical location and interests.
As a small, presumably localised landscaping business, you need to target your ads by location. You may also want to set age and interest parameters, but you will have to work these out for yourself. Ultimately, you want to be presenting your ads to people who are likely to use your services.
Electronic signatures, also known as e-signatures, have become normal for a lot of people. They are essentially a product of the digital revolution that we’re experiencing – but do they hold the same weight as conventional signatures?
Although this is a question probably best answered by your local commercial lawyer, our team has rallied to provide some simple insights into the issue. As always, the following shouldn’t be seen as legal advice, but as simple informational content.
What is an e-signature?
Basically, an electronic signature is exactly what is sounds like – a signature that has been created via some sort of digital device. They come in a variety of forms, but are increasingly common as part of our everyday lives.
A lot of companies will make you sign electronically for things. For example, if you want to pick up a registered parcel from Australia Post, you will have to sign for it – on a digital device.
Are electronic signatures legal?
In Australia electronic signatures are seen as a rapid, streamlined way to work, reducing the need for paper copies of every document and increasing efficiency. In general, electronic signatures are completely legal in Australia, and they usually carry the same weight as conventional signatures.
A lot of business owners fall into the trap of believing that taxes and taxation rules are the sole field of accountant. They aren’t. In fact, a decent commercial lawyer who specialises in taxation law can be a major asset to your business – if you use them right.
In this article I’m going to have a quick look at a few of the things that an experienced commercial lawyer will be able to help you with when it comes to managing your business taxes. This isn’t financial or legal advice, but it should help guide you when it comes to employing a new lawyer.
The top 5 ways a commercial lawyer can help you organise your business taxes include:
- They Can Help You Structure Your Business
An experienced commercial law team will be able to help you structure your business in the most tax favourable manner. There are a lot of things that you can do to minimise the amount of tax you have to pay and maximise your profit, but it can be hard to figure them out on your own.
- They Can Help You Mount ATO Challenges
If you’ve been on the end of an unfavourable Australian Tax Office (ATO) decision then you’re well within your rights to challenge it and ask for the decision to be reviewed.
A commercial lawyer specialising in Australian tax law will be able to help you put your challenge together. Working alongside you and your team, they will help you come up with the best defence for your situation.
Search engine ranking plays an important role, when it comes to earn profits with your website. There are several thousands of websites on the World Wide Web and to stand out from them, you need to have variety in search engine. If there is no good ranking for your website, there would be no one, who will know about your website. Browsers normally do visit more than 2 or 3 pages, unless they haven’t found the information, they are looking for. Search engine rankings help to increase traffic and also increase your earnings in return.
Here is what you can do to improve your search engine ranking.
Link building is the ultimate goal with complete SEO. Your website needs to be judged as ‘popular’ – or worthwhile for a search engine to send their users to.
If a website is deemed to be popular, then a search engine feels confident that you could serve their user. Of course your website would need to tell the search engine that you have indeed got the products or services that the search engine user is looking for.
Here are some general principles that every small business owner should consider when developing an internet marketing strategy. Some of these could be considered simple basic business rules, whilst others are more targeted at your internet marketing strategy. Ensure that the company name you have selected does not infringe upon the corporate identity of an existing company. Check for trademark conflicts with your name both nationally and within your state and ensure that your domain name is available and not already in use by an existing company of the same name. Design your Logo around your company vision.