Mid-year employment review: Ask yourself these questions

Mid-year employment review: Ask yourself these questions

When was the last time you took the time to review your agency's employment and HR arrangements for legal and best practice compliance? Here are some questions you should ask yourself.

  • Do you have a written and signed employment contract with each of your employees?
  • Where you have a commission, bonus or incentive payment agreement with an employee, is the agreement in writing and signed?
  • Do you issue pay slips to employees within one day of them being paid and do they conform with legal standards?
  • Are employees properly classified under the relevant Award and is their rate of pay at least the minimum rate for that classification?
  • Have employees under the Clerks – Private Sector Award been advised in writing of their classification?
  • Where an employee is engaged on a commission-only basis, do they meet the qualifying criteria?
  • Do you meet your superannuation obligations within the statutory timeframe?
  • Do you maintain accurate leave records for each employee?
  • Do you provide every employee with access to a copy of the relevant Award and National Employment Standards?
  • Do you provide every new employee with a copy of the Fair Work Information Statement when they start employment?
  • Are Certificates of Registration, Licences and CPD requirements up to date for all operational employees?
  • Do you have appropriate WHS policies in place, including a policy statement, consultation procedure and safe work method statement?

If your answer to any of these questions is "no", you'll need to implement remedial action to reduce your employment risk.

If you need assistance with these review elements, you can speak to one of our Workplace Relations Advisors by calling 1300 616 170.

REEF Membership Services Director

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