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Employer guides

Our collection of free guides are available to help employers understand their obligations associated with the Fair Work Act and health and safety legislation.  

browse through the categories below.

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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Employee Performance Employee Performance.

Probation period, performance reviews, and 360 feedback fall within the spectrum of managing employee performance. Having these procedures in place is crucial for fostering a conducive workplace culture, as well as for the development of your business.

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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.

As you might expect, businesses in Australia are not given free reign to operate as they like. There are certain laws and legislations in place to ensure that all Australian workplaces are fair and provide equal opportunity to all of those involved. Most of these regulations fall under the umbrella of Fair Work Australia.

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Hiring and Onboarding Hiring and Onboarding.

Hiring and onboarding a new employee is a significant and demanding step, especially for small business owners who oversee it from start to end. There are specific legal requirements and best practice procedures that employers should be across.

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Modern Awards Modern Awards.

Modern Awards are an important aspect of any business. As an employer, you need to be aware of both which Modern Awards are applicable to your staff, as well as how you can effectively adhere to them.

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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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Parental and Maternity Leave Parental and Maternity Leave.

Maternity and parental leave is something that is often misunderstood by both employers and employees alike. It is more complicated than simply becoming a parent and taking leave, and for employers there are certain adherences that you need to be aware of.

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Redundancy Redundancy.

Redundancy is an issue that a lot of employers and employees can find difficult to manage. There are several reasons why redundancy might occur and likewise there are a number of different things that employers need to adhere to when it comes to redundancy. Reading our guide should arm you with the knowledge you need to manage redundancy correctly in your organisation.

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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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