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
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...
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...
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.
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...
I have an employee who is always late, talking negatively about my business with other employees in the company, What steps do I have to take to dismiss an employee?
You are able to dismiss this employee but not without following a legal due process first which includes having a conversation about your concerns, giving them a opportunity to respond, giving them an opportunity to improve their performance to the required levels and supplying any additional support reasonable to achieve the required performance levels.
This is complex area and getting it wrong exposes you to a fine of up to 6months salary of the employee and / or reinstatement.
Check out this calculator which shows you the potential cost based on how far the case goes and what the employee is paid. It is worth doing this correctly.
If you need help we can work through this with you
Performance Management Package - $2275 + GST
Do you need to have a difficult conversation about someone’s performance in your team? The Performance Management package will provide the advice, strategy, risk assessment and process for handling the performance management & potential exit of an employee. Provision of scripts and personal coaching of the Manager on the conversation and steps to ensure that, should a termination occur, it's not considered 'unfair, unjust or unreasonable'. Includes: drafting documents, attending and directing / driving the Performance Management / Exit meetings. Calculating termination payments & drafting internal communication messages plus completing all exit documentation and communication. Liaison with employee after exit. Providing & completing a Without Prejudice and Mutual Separation discussion.
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