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Is the way of the future a visual contract?

A visual contract is a way of creating a binding legal contract without really complex words and legal jargon. Rather, it contains pictures, words and flow charts.

Why? Consider that many of the people who read contracts are not lawyers. in fact, they may not be well educated, or English could be their second language.

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5 reasons your organisation needs to hire remote employees

As the marketplace becomes more competitive with disruption and technology, it can be difficult to thrive in business using traditional methods.That being said, why be traditional?  Why not think outside the box and look at the way you do things. 

Do you need a large office with your employees sitting in front of you?  Or can you downsize to a serviced office or room in a co working space and grow your business in a smarter way? Hiring a fully or partial remote team is a way to achieve this.  Below I unpack 5 reasons you can’t ignore remote work for your business.

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5 important legal issues for organisations hiring remote workers

There are real benefits for organisations who hire remote (or distributed) teams and permit existing employees to work from home.  Productivity, cheaper rental or real estate costs and a unique culture of employee engagement and happier employees are only some of the benefits. I can vouch for this personally, having worked from home in a Partner equivalent role with newlaw firm LegalVision for a number of years.

However, as great as working from home is, the lawyer in me is lurking below the surface fretting about the risks to employers of work from home arrangements. But the good news is that with the right arrangements in place, the risks can be managed and your organisation can get on with the real work that makes your organisation great. 

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Why you need a work from home policy for your remote workers

 I cannot advocate more strongly for employers to hire a remote team or permit their existing employees to work remotely, at least part of the time.  There are numerous productivity and employee engagement benefits to working from home.  However, you need a work from home policy before you hire a remote worker or permit your existing employees to work from home.

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