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
When are contractors counted as employees?
Contractors will be considered employees of a company if they perform for consistent hours, have little control over their work and are an important part of the business. Generally, theRead More
When can I terminate an employee?
At some stage most employers will need to deal with terminating employment of some of their staff. An employment relationship can be ended by either the employer or the employee,Read More
Can I Terminate an Employee Without Warning?
As a rule of thumb, you cannot terminate an employee without issuing a warning. In general, employers are required to give written notice to employees of termination to avoid legalRead More
How do I write a workplace discrimination, bullying and harassment policy?
A respectful, positive and supportive workplace leads to better collaboration, creativity and productivity. Creating a positive work environment requires a willingness to lead by example and set up a complaintRead More