The Fair Work legislation is quite complex and the penalties for non compliance are severe.
To demonstrate compliance with the Fair Work Act 2009, businesses are required to maintain the following documents on file for each employee:
- Fair Work Information Statement – evidence of having provided this to each employee either on commencement with their employment contract or when it came into effect in 2009
- Employment contract/letter of offer which outlines the terms and conditions of the start date, position, salary and any other benefits, reference to the appropriate award and status (eg part time, full time, fixed term, maternity leave)
It’s also important to also have current HR policies in place which cover:
- Equal Employment Opportunity
- Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination
- Managing performance, including disciplinary process
- Social media, internet and email usage
HR Advice Online makes it simple for the small to medium size business owner to comply, by providing accurate and up to date information on compliance requirements.
HR Advice Online provides templates for all of the above documents for its members, and can review your tailored documents to assist you and your business in becoming and remaining compliant.
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