PODCAST #13: Protecting yourself and your business when you are hiring a team

Why You’ve Got To Listen To Today’s Episode:

Today I’m chatting with Emma Heuston, founder of The Remote Expert, to help you with the nitty-gritty legal side of hiring your team. Emma is a lawyer, author and entrepreneur who created her virtual law firm to help women build their empires with a solid legal foundation by offering customised legal services, terms and conditions, and templates.

In this episode, we’re talking all about how to protect yourself and your business when you’re hiring a team. I’ve been working with Emma for a few years and have always found her to be an absolute wealth of information with a down-to-earth approach to the law.

Emma discusses the minimum requirements entrepreneurs need to have in place to be legally compliant and feel safe when hiring a team. She talks about the conditions for contractors and employees and explains the six key differences. There are big penalties for business owners who employ sham contractors to avoid paying superannuation and leave, so it’s very important to be crystal clear on who you want to hire and regularly review the status of your team.

Emma and her team at The Remote Expert help entrepreneurs build thorough contracts and employment agreements that are specialised for their industry. Emma discusses the benefits and limitations of using templates, the common mistakes she has observed, and how important it is to have all of the correct documentation in place to protect yourself and your business.

Grab a pen and paper and check it out!


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