Pay & Conditions

“Pay and Conditions” covers the complete aspects of leave and holidays, remuneration and general conditions of employment.

When establishing, altering, or clarifying pay and conditions, clients will need to refer to, or supply, particular documents. These include external documents such as award pay scales and internal documents such as policies and procedures.

Paying employees

Payroll covers not only payment of wages and salaries, but record keeping, salary packaging and deductions.

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Employee conditions

‘Conditions’ refers to conditions of employment and employees’ entitlements.

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Employers' legal obligations

An employer's key obligation is to comply with all the relevant legal employment requirements.

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Policies and procedures

You should have policies that cover issues relating to pay and conditions in your business and back them up with procedures.

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Don’t confuse policies with contracts

Many employers refer to their policies and procedures in employment contracts. This should be avoided.

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Getting market rates on pay

To ensure you remain competitive as an employer, survey the pay rates and other conditions offered by rival firms in your industry or locality.

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Pay & Conditions

What’s the prognosis for collective bargaining?

By Mike Toten on 15th Oct 2018

The use of collective bargaining has declined sharply in Australia over the past decade or so, and some people blame this for the problems being caused by low levels of wages growth. But is there a link between the two? Should more collective bargaining be encouraged? What amendments to bargaining provisions should be made?

Recruitment | Pay & Conditions

Landmark ‘casuals’ decision: does it affect you?

By HR Advance on 2nd Oct 2018

A recent Fair Work decision means many employees currently described by employers as ‘casuals’ could in fact be permanent. This article explains the background to the decision and provides guidance on what you should do if you employ long-term casuals.