The Importance of Contracts

If you’re a contractor – including a VA – you need to have a contract!

In a recent survey of Australian VAs, 31% never have a client sign a contract
before work commences and nearly 12% only require it sometimes!

Contracts are important – not just from a legal protection standpoint but because without one you miss out on one of the key tests for categorising yourself as a contractor rather than employee.

Are you dicing with danger?

In this webinar, Ken Phillips, co-founder and Executive Director of Independent Contractors Australia will cover:

  • Understanding what a contract is from a practical commercial perspective;
  • Reading, interpreting and evaluating contracts;

in an easy-to-follow way! He will also discuss why a contract is so vitally important and why you should have a client sign one every time!

The presentation will be based around the contract templates Ken has developed for ICA and which are available in the members-only area of the ICA site – participants might wish to consider joining ICA ($55/year) to access the templates.

Friday 25 November 2011 at 1.00pm AEDT
A link to the meeting room will be provided
to all registered attendees the day before the webinar.
 

About Ken Phillips – Independent Contractors Australia

Ken Phillips is co-founder and Executive Director of Independent Contractors of Australia and author of Independence and the Death of Employment.

He is an independent contractor operating as his own business, as a researcher, commentator, advocate, lobbyist, and consultant on workplace management issues. Ken was ICA’s representative at the 2003 and 2006 International Labour Organization debate on the ‘Scope of Employment Relationship.’ The ILO outcomes formed the conceptual basis for Australia’s Independent Contractors Act.

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The Importance of Contracts

If you’re a contractor – including a VA – you need to have a contract!

In a recent survey of Australian VAs, 31% never have a client sign a contract
before work commences and nearly 12% only require it sometimes!

Contracts are important – not just from a legal protection standpoint but because without one you miss out on one of the key tests for categorising yourself as a contractor rather than employee.

Are you dicing with danger?

In this webinar, Ken Phillips, co-founder and Executive Director of Independent Contractors Australia will cover:

  • Understanding what a contract is from a practical commercial perspective;
  • Reading, interpreting and evaluating contracts;

in an easy-to-follow way! He will also discuss why a contract is so vitally important and why you should have a client sign one every time!

The presentation will be based around the contract templates Ken has developed for ICA and which are available in the members-only area of the ICA site – participants might wish to consider joining ICA ($55/year) to access the templates.

Friday 25 November 2011 at 1.00pm AEDT
A link to the meeting room will be provided
to all registered attendees the day before the webinar.
 

About Ken Phillips – Independent Contractors Australia

Ken Phillips is co-founder and Executive Director of Independent Contractors of Australia and author of Independence and the Death of Employment.

He is an independent contractor operating as his own business, as a researcher, commentator, advocate, lobbyist, and consultant on workplace management issues. Ken was ICA’s representative at the 2003 and 2006 International Labour Organization debate on the ‘Scope of Employment Relationship.’ The ILO outcomes formed the conceptual basis for Australia’s Independent Contractors Act.

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