Have you ever asked yourself this worrying question?

Which of YOUR EMPLOYEES could walk away with a good chunk of your business

It is a fact that in a business where your team is working well, segments of your team AUTOMATICALLY raise these problems which most employers NEVER THINK ABOUT:

  • Staff members who are the main point of contact become the owner of the relationships with your customers. They can easily take customers with them when they go to work for the competition. How will you stop that?
  • Some staff will have access to your confidential information. It’s worth real money to you. Staff can walk out of your business with that in their phone, laptop or their head. How will you get it back?
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At Your LegalHQ, we have been consulted in many cases about employees walking out of their employers’ businesses and taking clients, poaching other staff or taking confidential information. When this happens, and it happens ALL THE TIME, it causes massive financial damage to the business. It also causes a huge amount of stress and upheaval for the owners of that business.

In fact, on several occasions, employees have consulted us about setting up their own businesses and the implications of taking their former employers’ clients. We have advised them exactly how they can legally do that.

You would be shocked at what employees are legally allowed to do if you don’t take the right measures.

We do know that 95% of your employees are decent people who would
never knowingly do anything improper. We are not saying your
employees are just waiting for a chance to rip you off. We know
they’re not.

But over the years, we have had so many employer clients come in and tell us that one employee or another has just done something which:

  • Was totally unexpected by the employer;
  • Will damage the business substantially; and
  • Is not easy for the employer to fix.

So we are writing about a risk that has potentially catastrophic consequences FOR YOU and your business.

What would you do if your top staff member:

  • decided to set up business on their own, and started calling up your clients or customers? or
  • Set up business, and you found that they were using the same systems and processes as you, which give you a pricing advantage in the market….

Can you say, right now, exactly how you would stop them?

Call Your LegalHQ today to discuss the exposure that your business might have to your team members soliciting your customers, using your systems or marketing methods. After our meeting, you will know:

  • Exactly what your rights are, and what your employees’ rights are;
  • How to regulate the relationship between you and your employees so that your business is protected, and you don’t fall afoul of a nasty legal quirk that affects Western Australian employers to the exclusion of some other states; and
  • Which employee or employees you should focus on first to protect your position.

Call Your LegalHQ on 9445 9200 and ask to speak to Cameron about protecting your business from loss of customers or clients now!

Your employees are allowed to compete with you for the business of your clients! This is a legal right.

The law in Western Australia says that any of your employees is entitled to set up shop next door…. unless you have taken the right steps….. read below about someone who didn’t…..

Here’s an example of a job we did for an employee:

The employee wasn’t happy where she was working and wanted to move. She had been in the job long enough that she thought she could set up her own show. She also thought that a lot of “her clients” (which were really her employer’s clients) would follow her…

We gave about 7 pages of advice on her right to compete, and how she could legally take the clients she dealt with away from her employer. She followed our advice to the letter. She did nothing illegal….

and she walked out of her employer’s business with a quarter of a million dollars’ worth of clients.

There was nothing which her employer could do about it, except have their lawyer send our client a nasty letter, which she ignored. Nothing more happened.

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You wouldn’t want that employer to be you, would you?

Employees engage lawyers to advise them on how to compete with their former employers all the time. There are legal ways to compete. And so long as the employee sticks with the legal ways, your business is under threat. We have yet to meet the employer who is happy for their employees to “legally” steal their customers. So the question is….

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What can you do LEGALLY to stop that happening?

Quite a lot, actually.

Call Your LegalHQ today on 9445 9200 and get us on YOUR SIDE. We will show you how we can LEGALLY remove a huge amount of the risk of your employees:

  • Coming to work for you each day;
  • Getting paid by you to develop systems for you
  • Getting paid by you to develop relationships with your customers on your behalf, and then (after you GAVE THEM A JOB) taking that knowledge and information and using it to cause you damage.

We are available and ready to talk to you now.

Call us on 9445 9200

Ask to speak to Cameron Clifton or Pamela Kortas to make an
appointment to discuss protection of your business from these risks.

Your systems for operating and for marketing belong to you. Or at least they should….. Want to make sure they do?

If some of your employees set up in competition and use the concept of your most valuable marketing campaign for their business, it will cause you a significant problem.

If some of your employees set up in competition and copy your systems of operation to keep their prices as low as yours, you will suffer a lot in a price driven market where everyone has the internet and can find the best price with a few mouse clicks

So here’s a question – what information in your business is confidential? If information is not confidential, then ex-employees can use it for their own benefit.

Now here’s a problem – If the information you consider to be confidential and valuable is actually known by a lot of your staff, or is easy for your staff to access, then the Court may find that your valuable information is valuable…. but not confidential. And you have no protection.

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Call Your LegalHQ to find out how to protect yourself from the type of
competition where your own energy and effort developing
confidential information gets used against you.

There are legal ways you can go about identifying and specifying your confidential information
so that you can,protect it and make sure it is only used for the benefit of your business
and not for the use of anyone else.

Call us on 08 9445 92000 and ask for Cameron or Pamela.

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So How Will Your LegalHQ Protect You?

We will protect you against former employees stealing your clients, your systems, your marketing or your staff through the use of full, complete, and legally binding employment agreements. We can show you today how you can:

  • Protect your business from losing customers to employees who have built relationships with your customers whilst on your payroll;
  • Maintain operations by preventing former employees soliciting your staff away;
  • Ensure that employees are legally prevented from making use of your confidential information where it has been stored on their phone or personal computer;
  • Protect your ownership of your marketing and strategic plans so they can not be capitalized on by employees who go into business in competition or your employee’s next employer; Otherwise deal with all the usual issues such as pay, leave entitlements, employer policies, description of duties and so forth.

Dealing with some of these issues is a specialised task in Western Australia.

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The Law in Western Australia says that some of the protections we are talking
about here are null and void unless they are written exactly the right way.

Please do not leave this important task in the hands of anyone who
doesn’t know exactly what they are doing

What’s Next?

Call us to book a meeting. Cameron or Pamela will be happy to meet with you to show you how Your LegalHQ can give your business the protection it needs.

The great thing is that so long as an employment agreement is designed specifically for your business in the first place, you can re-use that agreement for future employees without spending any more money.

This will save you money the second an employee tries to steal clients, systems or marketing, or staff. Why? Because the agreement will be designed to give you maximum protection.

Any employee who can be shown to have breached it will suffer a personal legal disaster unless they resolve things to your satisfaction.

Call us now on 08 9445 9200 and ask for Cameron or Pamela. Say you have read our employment page on the website. We look forward to hearing from you.

What They Say About Us

I have used Your LegalHQ as first port of call when I get into any dispute and for the preparation of a number of business related documents over the years.  I recommend them to anyone with commercial legal issues who wants a fresh, commercial approach and advice they can actually understand.

John Ward, Director, Quick Impressions

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John Ward, Director, Quick Impressions

I have used Your LegalHQ as first port of call when I get into any dispute and for the preparation of a number of business related documents over the years.  I recommend them to anyone with commercial legal issues who wants a fresh, commercial approach and advice they can actually understand.
I met Lindsay Ahern from Your LegalHQ for advice on some difficult tax questions involving both Australian and Irish law.  The way the answers rolled out astonished me and she had no hesitation advising me that in respect of certain impertinent questions from a London solicitor, I was free to tell him to mind his own bloody business.

Brian Pringle, Claremont

2015-04-18T08:39:17+00:00

Brian Pringle, Claremont

I met Lindsay Ahern from Your LegalHQ for advice on some difficult tax questions involving both Australian and Irish law.  The way the answers rolled out astonished me and she had no hesitation advising me that in respect of certain impertinent questions from a London solicitor, I was free to tell him to mind his own bloody business.
Cameron from Your LegalHQ has been a valuable sounding board for legal and commercial issues I have had to face.  I was particularly impressed by the total lack of “legal speak” and the practical commercial mind that he brings to the table.  I’ll be using Your LegalHQ for my next document drafting job and recommend them without hesitation.

Emma Driscoll, Director, Coaching Combinations

2015-04-18T07:38:37+00:00

Emma Driscoll, Director, Coaching Combinations

Cameron from Your LegalHQ has been a valuable sounding board for legal and commercial issues I have had to face.  I was particularly impressed by the total lack of “legal speak” and the practical commercial mind that he brings to the table.  I’ll be using Your LegalHQ for my next document drafting job and recommend them without hesitation.

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