Q: I am planning to make some changes to the structure of my business and will probably need to make a position redundant. I am unsure of what entitlements my employee should receive. Could you assist? A: Information relating to employer redundancy obligations starts at Section 117 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act).… Read more »

The word of mouth referral trap

Let’s talk word of mouth employee appointments. So your friend/client/employee/third cousin knows someone who knows someone… Andrew is his name for the purposes of this blog post. “Andrew is just perfect for the role” you hear. “Andrew has loads of experience” you are told. “Andrew would fit right in here” you are promised. Then, weighing… Read more »

Parental leave entitlements for a new employee

Q: One of my full time employees has just told me that she is four month’s pregnant and due in September 2017. This employee only started with our company two months ago. Do I have to grant her parental leave? A: For this particular set of circumstances, the short answer is no. According to the… Read more »