Don’t confuse policies with contracts

Many employers refer to their policies and procedures in their employment contracts. However, to reduce the risk of a breach of contract claim, they should avoid making them terms of the contract. For this reason the HR Advance Contract of Employment expressly excludes the incorporation of policies. 
Very small businesses may regard putting a bunch of policies together as onerous and unnecessary. However, court cases have held that even the smallest businesses should have policies in place, particularly in relation to Anti-Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity (offered by HR Advance).

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.