The employment contract governs one of the most significant relationships in people’s lives being that between the employee and employer.
Terminating someone’s employment can be a challenging task for business owners and managers. A dismissal of an employee is not only personally difficult, but it can create potential legal implications if not done correctly.
At the start of the new financial year, employers need to review their employment framework, including the impact of increases to minimum wages and proposed changes to modern awards that might affect your business.
Notice of termination: Key considerations for employers when choosing, and using, periods of contractual notice
The Fair Work Act (2009) (Cth) stipulates the minimum period of notice parties to employment need to give each other when ending the relationship. However, a notice period greater than this minimum can be stipulated in the employment contract.
Whilst many employers might feel justified in using a criminal record as a reason not to hire someone or in terminating an employee, the law does not always necessarily agree. Criminal records of prospective, or current, employees can be a challenge for employers to deal with. However, with careful consideration of the issues at hand, it is possible for employers to manage situations involving employees and job applicants with criminal records.