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Myths about probationary periods

New EmployeesJanuary 27, 2014

Myths about probationary periods (Last Updated On: January 27, 2014)

It is important employers understand their federal obligations with new employees and the probationary period. Generally, when a new employee commences a job they go through a probationary period. This initial period of employment allows both the employer and employee to decide whether they wish the employment to continue.

The attached article from BRW, by Michael Bailey, discusses the myths of the probationary period. Employers need to remember that even employees on probation are protected by the Fair Work Act 2009. If employers do not meet their obligations they could face litigation.

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