Do you need a new employee?

You could consider alternatives to recruiting a new employee that may be more cost effective. These can include: reallocating existing employees; redesigning the job; changing work hours or working arrangements; outsourcing the work; or using contractors or labour hire workers. Look at the longer term needs of the business, however these options should not be just a “quick fix”.
If you wish to implement any of these alternative strategies, they should be aware of any legal risks that may be involved. For example, if you unilaterally redesign an existing employee's job or changes their working hours, you could be subject to a breach of contract claim.

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.