Are your employment agreements up to date? Check these changes today.
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Parental Leave

There were a number of changes to parental leave entitlements last year and judging by a number of conversations I have been having, many of them slipped under the radar.

Did you know that:

  • your staff member is now entitled to 18 weeks paid parental leave
  • they can now utilise “keeping in touch” days to remain current and updated in your business while they are off
  • eligibility criteria has changed
  • your staff member can resign and still be entitled to the government paid parental leave

If you have a staff member who is heading off on parental leave in the next few months, please get in touch to discuss the changes and how they may affect you and your team.

Other Employment Law Changes

Health and Safety wasn’t the only legislation updated last year and many of the other changes didn’t receive the same amount of news time. The new requirements which relate to working hours, cancellation of shifts and restrictions on secondary employment, are coming into play from 1 April 2017. All current agreements must be updated to reflect the changes by this date and all new agreements should already comply with the new legislation. This means that your current staff will need to receive an updated agreement if any of the changes relate to your business.
If you have staff who work irregular hours or shift patterns or who possibly work more than one job then feel free to contact me for an employment agreement review to ensure that you are up to date. Employers can face fines of up to $20,000 for non-compliance so let's get it sorted for peace of mind.

For many businesses the first step in the recruitment process is hunting out the ad used last time and placing it online before sitting back and waiting for the applications to flood in - but have you really taken the time to work out exactly what you need? You may not need or want a carbon copy of the last person who was in that role. Your business may have changed or you may be looking for a fresh skill set.
I can help you get set up for recruiting the right person by ensuring you have the person and job profile that will fit your requirements. Also by talking you through the current market and sharing with you the best approach for your search. Once you have an up to date job description for the role, complete with preferred skills and experience and an advert that truly reflects your business and the role, it will be much easier to find the best person for your team.
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