Employers' legal obligations

An employer’s key obligation in relation to employees’ pay and employment conditions is to comply with all the relevant legal requirements.
You should study the documents that affect these areas — legislation, awards and agreements, individual employment contracts and organisation policies/procedures — and set up a compliance system that ensures you are able to continue to comply and are able to stay abreast of any changes that occur, such as new legislation and case law.
The links on this website will assist with finding this information, for example:

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.