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HR Compliance Confidence.

HR Compliance Confidence.

We host a library of up-to-date compliant contracts, policies and HR documents for you to use in your business to make sure your HR compliance is on top form.

"If you want to stay on top of the regulatory burden, you have to get Employment Hero."

Alex Spencer, Everlearn
Two colleagues look over policies and HR compliance with Employment Hero

"If you want to stay on top of the regulatory burden, you have to get Employment Hero."

Alex Spencer, Everlearn

Employment contracts

HR compliance is key. So we’ve got a range of compliant employment contracts at your disposal! These contracts are constantly reviewed by our in-house HR specialists and employment lawyer, updated so they are in line with the latest Fair Work interpretations. Using these contracts is easy. Choose the right contract for your employee, modify as needed, add your logo and then send it off for an electronic signature. Employees can sign using their mouse, finger or uploaded signature. Don’t worry – each e-Signature has an audit trail attached to ensure it’s legally binding.

HR policies

Creating the right policies for your business can be time-consuming and costly. That’s why we’ve created a library of Fair Work compliant policies for you to use. These have all be drafted by our in-house HR specialists and are constantly reviewed to help you be more confident that you’re compliant. Employees acknowledge that they’ve read each policy inside Employment Hero so there’s no confusion about who’s seen what.

Compliant HR documents

Find the compliant HR document you need, when you need it. Employment Hero has a library of compliant HR documents for a wide variety of scenarios that might occur in your business. These have all been drafted by our in-house HR specialists and are constantly reviewed to help you be more confident that you’re compliant. Similar to our e-Contracts, you can instantly sign and send them to managers and employees via Employment Hero.

Audit trail reporting

An electronic system for your HR processes means there is always an audit trail. Employment Hero’s audit trail reporting means that you can see down to the minute when changes were made to an employee’s file and by whom. Eliminate the risk of losing company memory of exactly what happened when people leave a company – all changes will be recorded in Employment Hero.

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Why is HR Compliance Important?

Want to know more about HR compliance? You’ve scrolled to the right place!

HR compliance is the understanding that all businesses must comply with employment law, rules and regulations wherever they are based. To achieve this, HR needs to take a proactive approach to ensure that the business meets all of its legal obligations. 

Day to day this means being responsible for meeting health and safety requirements and ensuring that staff receive their contractual and statutory workplace entitlements. This can include the following recruitment policies, preventing and tackling workplace discrimination and ensuring staff are paid what they are owed. 

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Additionally, HR compliance requires staying on top of any employment law changes, including gender pay reporting and rules for employing foreign workers. Deciding how their business will meet these new compliance responsibilities is an ongoing task for HR.

HR compliance is important because failing to meet your legal obligations is unlawful and can lead to industrial disputes or tribunal claims. In some circumstances, such as allowing an employee to work during the first week after they have given birth, such failures can also become a criminal law matter.

There are heaps of compliance issues that can occur for small businesses, which is why we built Employment Hero. Our platform has regularly updated policies, templates and documents to make sure your business feels confident in HR compliance. 

Running a business is hard and it often feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done that you want to, or should do to be right by your business. By the time you pay your bills, invoice customers, return calls, put the final touches on that big proposal and get the stock order out, the day is over. You haven’t even had time to look at policies and regulations.

If you think you may be at risk of making common HR mistakes, download our Essential Guide to HR Compliance and gain some peace of mind. It will help you cut through and get straight to the essentials so you don’t waste your precious time.

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