Unwittingly breaking employment law is a grave risk that many SMEs face. Australian employment law sets down your legal obligations for employing people. The penalties and fines for non-adherence to these laws are substantial. And of course, as the well-used warning makes plain, “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.”

To manage employment law risks, it pays to understand the sources for Australia’s employment laws. You need to understand these requirements and adopt best practices, as set down by Fair Work Australia.

Adopting this minimum set of core policies and procedures will minimise the risk of you unwittingly breaking employment law.

Download Chapter 2 of our new Knowledge Guide and ensure your business and your staff both understand their entitlements and obligations… and leave nothing to chance.

Download Chapter 2: Employment Law Risks.

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Managing employment law is a key capability at 360HR. Whether you need assistance managing or understanding employment law risk for your business, contact 360HR today.

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