Employers, protect your business at the start of the employment relationship.
The importance of having well-written employment contracts cannot be underestimated. They set a clear framework for the employment relationship and reduce the risk of confusion around the terms of employment. The Fair Work Act and the Modern Awards typically provide protection for employees and their minimum entitlements. […]
An Enterprise Agreement is a complex agreement that will apply to a workplace or part of a workplace and is negotiated with the employees who will be covered by it. Employers who seek to negotiate an Enterprise Agreement with their employees are generally looking for an element of flexibility that is not provided in the relevant Modern Award; […]
Are you paying employees correctly? Employee entitlements are generally determined by awards, legislation and contracts of employment, but may also be determined by an enterprise agreement in some workplaces. With over 150 awards which are employer, industry and/or occupation based, it can be difficult for employers to firstly understand which award applies to their business and […]
Workplace policies benefit both employers and employees when implemented and administered effectively. Policies allow you to establish guidelines for the management of your workplace. One of the more significant benefits of workplace policies is that they assist employers in discharging their legislative obligations concerning such things as […]
Determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor is incredibly complex. There are numerous pieces of legislation which need to be considered in determining the nature of the relationshship. Before engaging a worker, it is vitally important for you to correctly identify whether the worker will be engaged as an employee or independent contractor. […]
Public sector employers are governed more by State based legislation, but the principles are generally the same to those in the Federal workplace relations system. Our Employment Lawyers are well versed in the legislation that applies to public sector organisations and can assist with all employment law matters arising for public sector employers. […]