If you are looking to create your own sign writing business, or expand your already existing sign writing business, you should place a great deal of emphasis upon the contents of your employment contracts. When creating a business or expanding a business, it can be difficult to translate the idea you have as to how your business will be structured, into the practical structure of your business.

The predominant reason is due to the fact that it is a difficult thing to explain a complex business model to your employees, who are predominately concerned with their own interests. The result of this lack of understanding can be inefficient within your business, due to confusion as to the roles of your employees, resulting in a loss of potential profits for your sign writing business. However, the most effective way to rectify this issue is through creating clear and concise employment contracts for each and every one of your employees.

How will employment contracts help improve the efficiency of my business?

Employment contracts define exactly the roles and responsibilities of your employees have within the workplace. In addition, every single one of your employees must sign an employment contract before they begin working for your signwriting business. As a result, employment contracts represent the most efficient and effective way for you to extol the benefits of your specific business structure.

In the business of sign writing, communication and co-operation between employees is, all too often, a significant hindrance to the effectiveness of your business model. Therefore, when creating your employment contracts, you should include clauses that ensure your employees are obligated to communicate with other positions within your business.

In addition, within your employment contracts you can place restrictions on what an employee can and cannot do. This means you can maximise the efficiency of your business, by ensuring that two employees do not complete the same work twice. Such restriction will also protect you from incurring any legal or financial liability, due to your ability to place only the most competent employees on the most important jobs.

Should I seek legal advice when creating my own employment contracts?

The sands of employment law are constantly shifting, and subject to change at the whim of a Federal government minister. Therefore, at some point during the process of drafting your employment contracts, it is advisable that you seek legal advice. However, it is important that you do not simply pass off the responsibility of creating your employment contracts onto a legal professional. You and only you, know the most efficient and effective way to run your business. In addition, only you are aware of the roles and responsibilities that are best suited for each position.

A legal professional will be able to ensure that your business is protected from any financial liability. However, only the head of a sign writing business will be able to ensure that the business has finances that can be lost. In addition, you should note that there are many ways to seek legal advice. Firstly, you could draft your own employment contracts and have a legal professional review them only at the final stages. Secondly, you can have a legal professional draft them and you review them at the final stage. Finally, you could use a combination of the above two options, in the way that works best for you. LegalVision has created an example of just how a legal professional can help you create employment contracts for your business, which can be found here.


If you are looking to create your own sign writing business, or expand your already existing sign writing business, you should place a great deal of emphasis upon the contents of your employment contracts. Employment contracts allow your business to be efficient, by ensuring that the business model that you have created is known, and abided by, by all of your employees. This will ensure that your tiling business makes the most money it possibly can. Drafting employment contracts can be a difficult endeavour however, and it is certainly advisable that you seek legal advice at some point during this process. If you wish further legal advice, call LegalVision for a fixed-fee quote.


Lachlan McKnight
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