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The Legal Requirements of Hiring in Australia [Free Guide]

Published 9 Dec 2021
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What’s in the guide?

In Australia, we have one of the most complex and confusing employment law systems in the world. From the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to the National Employment Standards (NES), there’s a lot of information (and acronyms) for business owners to be across.

If you’re like most small business owners and managers, you probably wear many hats. But if you’re growing fast, you’ll get to the point when you need expertise in all these areas – including human resources. 

All too often, HR tasks are pushed to the bottom of the to-do list, or worse, placed in the too-hard basket. Yet, to create a winning team, you need to be proactive when it comes to HR. This means being able to recognise and resolve HR issues before they become serious problems, and knowing the legal requirements of managing a team. 

With so many areas of employment to be across, we’ve created this guide to help you understand the legal requirements of hiring in Australia. In here you’ll find information on:

  • The types of employment in Australia
  • Independent contractors vs. employees
  • Employment contracts
  • Workplace policies
  • Australia’s employment legislation
  • Award interpretation

This information has been reviewed by a team of employment law specialists at EI Legal. 

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