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Employer guides.

Our collection of free employers guides are available to help you understand your obligations associated with the Fair Work Act and health and safety legislation, focusing on common issues you may face in your business. These guides aim to make potentially confusing topics, more straightforward.

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Annual Leave and Other Leave Annual Leave and Other Leave.

Annual leave is an important part of working life and one of the National Employment Standards (NES). All employees, other than casuals, are entitled to four weeks away from work each year or five weeks if they are shift workers.

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Dismissal and Termination Dismissal and Termination.

The decision to dismiss an employee needs to be well thought out because your employees have rights and you have obligations.

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Employment Contracts and Legislation Employment Contracts and Legislation.

The relationship between you and your employee depends on the nature of the employment contract. Many aspects of employment law also depend on it so you need to understand what the contract is and how it is put together.

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Fair Work in Australia Fair Work in Australia.

Fair Work within Australia comprises of legislations, and regulatory bodies’ put in place to standardise Australian workplaces, ensuring all employees receive fair and equal treatment, pay and other entitlements.

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Maternity and Parental Leave Maternity and Parental Leave.

Maternity and parental leave is for an employee or their spouse or partner, who gives birth or adopts a child under 16. They must have responsibility for the child’s care. Most employees are entitled to 12 months, and can request a further 12 months of leave.

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Modern Awards Modern Awards.

Every employer is familiar with the term Modern Award. It is potentially the most important term in understanding employment relations, however, it is also the most commonly misunderstood. So how do you know which Modern Award relates to your employees and industry?

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Other Employment Relations Other Employment Relations.

There are many facets to employment relations that must be considered to ensure your workplace is fair and productive. It is also important to have a clear understanding of these to ensure you, as an employer, are meeting all your required obligations under the specific legislation.

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Redundancy Redundancy.

In some circumstances, there are times when a job becomes redundant. It might be because you are relocating, introducing a new technology, or your business has closed down. In these circumstances, you need to follow a fair redundancy procedure, with plenty of consultation and communication.

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Wage and Pay Wage and Pay.

Paying wages is important to employees and can be complicated for employers. Employees have a right to know how much they will be paid, how often, and how they will be paid, for example, into their bank account. This is usually set out in the contract of employment or employee handbook.

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Workplace Health and Safety Workplace Health and Safety.

Good health and safety standards always start with the people at the top. Directors and board members have collective and individual responsibility for health and safety, no matter how big or small your business is. Their role in ensuring health and safety is vital for good governance.

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