An essential feature of Australia’s commercial and cultural identity has been the regulation of employment. This has created significant hurdles for employers, as well as giving rise to a rich and sometimes complex area of legal practice.
While it is tempting for practitioners to indulge themselves and each other in the vagaries and complexities of the law, there is little purpose to legal advice which can only be understood by other lawyers. Many of the legal resources currently available fall into this category. This book is a highly practical, detailed and in depth reference text for business owners, managers, and HR professionals, to help navigate the law surrounding employment relationships in Australia.
The book addresses all stages of the employment relationship and the legal issues that arise, including choices around types of employment, recruitment, managing performance, and disciplinary processes. Several chapters deal directly with the termination of employment , including transfer of business, redundancy, and termination for cause.
After feedback from clients, this edition also includes several new chapters that deal with risks of employment litigation, and guidance on how to deal with the Fair Work Commission, and the Fair Work Ombudsman.