What’s Included in the Virtual Assistant Legal Package?
1. Virtual Assistant Client Agreement
This is your most important legal document, and ensures that your client is crystal clear on your terms of business, including the scope of your engagement, the deliverables you’ll provide, your payment terms and when each of you may terminate the contract. Your clients will love it because it includes protections for their intellectual property and confidential information as well!
4. Cyber Security Policy
Cyber crime is on the rise in Australia and small businesses are not immune! Put your clients at ease knowing that their information is safe in your hands. If your organisation uses the internet – for email, banking, running a website or other activities – you need to know how to keep your information and assets safe. Implement best practice cyber security protocols within your business using this Cyber Security Policy.
5. Letter of Demand
When your gentle payment reminders fall on deaf ears, it’s powerful to have a firm and professional Letter of Demand up your sleeve. This Letter of Demand template will help to keep the cash in your business flowing. Use this letter to formally request payment of an outstanding debt and provide a warning before commencing legal action. You might be able to recover your debts for free before you spend money on a lawyer or debt collector.
Who is this for?
This package is suitable for anyone running a Virtual Assistant business in Australia.
This package has been specifically tailored to Virtual Assistants – if you are running another type of business please have a look at our other Legal Packages and Templates in our Shop.
If you are not sure which product is right for you, please get in touch with our Customer Service team by going to our Contact page.
How does it work?
Our process is designed to be as EASY as possible – you could be up and running in as little as 5-10 minutes.
1. Select the Virtual Assistant Legal Package in the Shop and click Add To Cart.
2. Proceed to Checkout and complete your purchase.
3. You will receive an email with a download link immediately after have completed your purchase.
4. Open the documents in MS Word and complete the highlighted fields with your personal information (name, ABN etc). Your documents will be ready to go in minutes!
Why You Need This
Your legal documents and contracts help you to avoid risk and limit your liability if something does go wrong.
Protect your business and assets
As the old saying goes, plan for the best and prepare for the worst. You never know what will happen in the future, but it is vital that you have contracts in place to protect everything you have worked hard for.
Clearly set out your terms for customers and suppliers
You will appear more professional and avoid misunderstandings if you have clear concise legal documents. They can also help your cashflow!
Can I customise the templates beyond editing the fields?
Our templates come in Word format, so yes you can. By all means, add your logo and change the font and formatting to reflect your brand. HOWEVER, do not change the wording (outside of adding your customisations to the editable fields). We cannot guarantee the integrity of the legal protections in the documents if you do.
I’m just starting my Virtual Assistant business, do I really need all these documents?
When you’re just starting out, you often don’t know what you don’t know. We’ve prepared these templates for you, so that you don’t have to worry about what you don’t know with your legals – our templates have you covered!
If I subcontract some of my work to other Virtual Assistants, can I still use the Client Engagement Agreement?
Yes, you can! The Client Engagement Agreement allows you to subcontract one or more aspects of the services you provide to the client but requires you to remain the head contractor (meaning that you will remain responsible for the subcontractor’s services).
What if the law changes and my templates become outdated?
If the law changes, we’ll email you with the changes and updates to add to your existing templates. So please ensure you keep us updated if your email address changes.
Can my client just type their name in the signature box, or do they have to print it off and sign it?
We recommend that you only send the contract to people in PDF. Ask them to sign the contract, scan it and then return the signed copy to you for your records. If they just typed their name, it wouldn’t be possible to prove they had signed the contract if a dispute came up later on.