What Should a Casual Employment Contract Cover?
An employment contract operates to pinpoint all relevant aspects of employment and outline these in one document. Employment contracts are always necessary, however their contents differ slightly depending on theRead More
Recent Changes to Casual Employment Laws
The coronavirus pandemic has catalysed major, legislative changes to various sectors in the workforce. In particular, the federal parliament has introduced a reform to the industrial relations laws with regardRead More
What is an Unfair Dismissal Claim?
When an employee suspects that their employment has been unfairly or unlawfully terminated, the best course of action is to lodge an unfair dismissal claim. Unfair dismissal claims are applicationsRead More
How to Comply with WHS Legislation
Ensuring the safety of workers is one of the greatest responsibilities of an employer. It is an essential requirement that employers reduce the hazards employees are exposed and establish aRead More
Can a sole trader have employees?
Being a sole trader does not necessarily mean you have to operate your business alone. In short, yes – as a sole trader you are permitted to hire employees. AsRead More
What are enterprise agreements and how do they work?
An enterprise agreement sets out the minimum terms and conditions of employment between one or more employers and two or more employees. An enterprise agreement provides an alternative to theRead More
How do I make a redundancy?
Usually, redundancy occurs when an employee’s job is no longer required or your company becomes insolvent or bankrupt. Redundancy can occur when the business introduces new technology and a humanRead More
How to avoid a constructive dismissal claim
What is a constructive dismissal? In simple terms, a constructive dismissal is a forced resignation. This dismissal typically arises because of an employer’s actions in the workplace, leaving the employeeRead More
How Can I Protect My Company’s Confidential Information?
All businesses have information they would prefer not to be in the hands of competitors, ex-employees, or the public domain. Confidential information can include (among other things) proprietary information, detailedRead More