You’re Hired! – So What’s Next?
TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION, LAW AND TAX
Your business is up and running, but you know you can’t go it alone so you’ve decided to take that big step and become an employer. What are the things you need to think about when you’ve found the perfect employee?
Every employee must be given a written statement of the main terms and conditions of his or her employment within two months of commencing the role. That written statement must contain at a minimum:
In addition to the above minimum requirements, we recommend that an employment contract also includes a probationary period, non-compete restrictions and IP/data protection provisions.
Ideally an employer should also have a tailored Employee Handbook setting out the company’s detailed HR policies and procedures. However, at a minimum an employer must have the following:
While the early stages of running a business can be by their nature cost-sensitive, an employment contract and an Employee Handbook addressing the above-mentioned matters for all staff members is a prudent investment.
Want to know more? The Workplace Relations Commission has produced helpful guidance on employment law which you can access here.
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