Employment law is a large body of law which mandates processes and regulations for hiring, managing and firing staff. It is a complicated field which requires detailed study to understand, so businesses
The ATO still finds that there are several assumptions adopted by both workers and employers when determining the tax status of a job appointment, and that employers continually rely on some...
If you are a business owner, there are quite a lot of regulations you absolutely need to know about when it comes to workplace legislation and employment relations. Many laws have been enforced in...
We come across a number of businesses in our travels which still grapple with whether the people who work for them are employees or subcontractors. Just because a person states they are a...
What do you need to include? How about using a template for an employment contract? Who can help you create an employment contract?
Employment contracts are a must in today’s business environment. Anyone who is engaged in your business should have a contract.
Whilst there are templates, these are generally not adequate for today’s world as they don’t include social media clauses. Any legal work should be done by a lawyer - it says you in the long run
Employment law can seem overwhelming, particularly if you’re a new business without knowledge or experience of HR. When you’re committing to hiring staff, it’s important to be aware of your rights,...
The National Employment Standards dictates the minimum entitlements small business owners need to provide for their employees. This covers maximum working hours, flexible work, leaves, public...
What are the conditions or situations when you don't have to pay an employee redundancy pay?
Casual and contract employees are not entitled to redundancy payments. You also don’t need to pay for making full-timers redundant, if they worked less than 12 months or there was a serious misconduct such as fraud. Some small businesses may be exempt from redundancy payment, and the rates are different for different industries. Check out Fair Work’s website for more information.
I thought it was 4 weeks notice? Same as if an employee were to resign after the intial probation period? I read in the Fair Work handbook otherwise. It says that if an employee has been with the...
There is a scale yes depending on their length of service. Plus depending on their age they may also be entitled to and an extra week.
It may also depend on if they have an award, what the employment contract says, if they have enterprise agreement or other registered agreement.
As your question relates to a legislative matter I would suggest you use the notice calculator on the Fair Work site.
You can also call the Fair Work helpline on 13 13 94.