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Employee management is the cornerstone of any company.

This includes things like having effective policies and procedures in place regarding recruitment and induction, employment contracts, independent contractors, leave provisions, and managing social media use in your workplace.

Recruitment refers to the process of attracting, screening, and selecting qualified people for a specific job.

Employment contracts manage the relationships between an employer and its employees.

An independent contractor is a person who conducts their own trade or business by providing services under terms set out in a contract.

Leave provisions refers to any leave an employee is entitled to under their particular industry’s instrument.

Social media management involves using a social media policy to prohibit employee behaviour on social media that identifies the business or other employees in a disparaging or unacceptable way.

Without strong employee management to oversee these processes, employers open themselves up to legal and cultural ramifications.

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Key terms to include in an employment contract

Workplace Policies

Could your employment contracts be creating a business risk? Is your employment contract watertight?

By Portner Press on March 20th, 2019

Your questions answered: Can we direct a retrenched employee to take annual leave?

Leave Provisions

Q: Can an employer direct an employee to use their annual leave during their notice period when their position has been made redundant?

By Portner Press on March 13th, 2019

Your questions answered: Can we offer our staff annual leave in lieu of a bonus?

Leave Provisions

Q: We would like to give employees 5 days' additional annual leave, awarded as a one-off bonus. Is this compliant with the Fair Work Act?

By Portner Press on March 4th, 2019

Your questions answered: Can we make adjustments for annual leave errors?

Leave Provisions

Q: Can we make adjustments for annual leave errors? Where do we stand as we have over 600 adjustments to make for the rest of the staff?

By Portner Press on February 27th, 2019

Your questions answered: Can we ask an employee to leave during their notice period?

Leave Provisions

Q: If an employee hands in their resignation and intends to work throughout their notice period, can we ask them to leave halfway through this period?

By Portner Press on February 18th, 2019

Your questions answered: Can an employee request unpaid leave without providing us a reason?

Leave Provisions

Q: A long-term employee is seeking a 3-to-6-month break to visit his home in China. He simply stated it was due to a bad family situation. Am I within my rights to have a more detailed explanation?

By Portner Press on February 15th, 2019

Your questions answered: Does an employee accrue long service leave when on an international secondment?

Leave Provisions

Q: Are we obliged (for NT, QLD, NSW, SA and VIC) to acknowledge international service for determining the long service leave entitlement?

By Portner Press on February 13th, 2019

Your questions answered: What is a fair reason to grant carer’s leave?

Leave Provisions

  Q One of our employees has applied for one day of carer’s leave to provide primary care for a grandchild, due to her daughter being in hospital for the birth of a second child. The grandchild being cared for by the […]

By Portner Press on January 25th, 2019

Your questions answered: Can sick leave count towards a notice period?

Leave Provisions

Q: Can sick leave count towards a notice period?

By Portner Press on January 23rd, 2019

Employee out-of-work social media use: When IS it your business?

Social Media Policy

  While there is an increasing number of bullying and sexual harassment claims emanating from social media misuse outside working hours, conversely an employee can say it is a breach of their privacy if an employer views their social media […]

By Portner Press on January 16th, 2019