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Requests for flexible working arrangements

By Vivian Michael | Employment

Photo credit: Dai KE, UnsplashSection 65 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) allows employees to request a change in their working conditions like hours and location or working part-time. Example circumstances Employee’s may request flexible working arrangements if they employee is:the parent or has responsibility for a child of school age ​a carer has a disabilityis 55 or […]

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How to cash out annual leave in Australia

By Vivian Michael | Employment

Photo credit: Raw Pixel, UnsplashCashing out annual leave simply means that instead of taking the annual leave, you are paid it. Now, annual leave cash outs are possible either because of terms included in a modern award or enterprise agreement OR a written agreement between an employer and award or agreement free employee per section 94(1) of […]

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Genuine redundancy meaning & payments

By Vivian Michael | Employment

Photo credit: Alex Knight, UnsplashBelow is a simple guide to genuine redundancy. A redundancy is genuine if you no longer need a position because of business changes and there has been consultation with the employee per any award or enterprise agreement that applies. And, it won’t be a case of genuine redundancy if redeployment was an unexplored option […]

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Annual leave tips for workers at your startup

By Vivian Michael | Employment

Australian National Employment Standards allow annual leave for your workers. In this article, I explain these entitlements. Understanding employee entitlements can save you headaches when you hire workers. So here’s what you need to know about annual leave for your workers. 1. Australian employee annual leave entitlementsFirstly, for each year of service at your startup, your employees are […]

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Transfer of business & employee contracts: how to manage employee contracts before and after buying a business

By Vivian Michael | Employment , Startup Contracts

What to know about employee contracts after you buy a businessIf you are thinking about buying a business with existing employees, here are some useful tips to help you.  First, you should check the employee contracts.1. Pre-purchase check of employment contracts Before you buy a business, you can check the key terms of any written employee contracts.  So […]

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How to use an employment agreement

By Vivian Michael | Employment

While an employment agreement can be verbal, written or a mix of the two,  it is a good idea to have a written employment agreement to set clear expectations early and minimise disputes. And the beginning of the employment relationship is when you would typically expect to use an employment agreement. But did you know there are […]

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