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Fact Sheets

Have a query about human resource management (HR). Want to know more about how you comply with legislation as it relates to HR in Australia. Akyra has a range of downloadable Fact Sheets that act as a basic guide to your question.

Individual Flexibility Arrangement

All awards, enterprise agreements and other registered agreements have to include an individual flexibility agreement (IFA) clause. If a registered agreement doesn’t include one, the model clause from the Fair Work Regulations 2009 will apply.

Managing Ill or Injured Workers

A possible scenario is where an employee has been absent on a number of occasions and their medical certificates state the employee is suffering from a “medical condition”. Your business relies on that employee to function as a member of a team and his/her absences are impacting on both the work that needs to be done and their colleagues.

National Employment Standards Safety Net

The safety net consists of the 10 National Employment Standards (NES) and modern awards and sets the minimum terms and conditions of employment for all employees in the federal system. Set out below is a snapshot of particular elements of each NES entitlement.

Performance Management

The procedural fairness requirements of the Fair Work Act, 2009 (Act) together with decisions of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) impose an obligation on employers to act carefully and consistently as you manage your employees. This fact sheet provides some practical strategies for effective workplace performance management.

Practical Guide... Employer or Contractor

When engaging a new worker, you should check if they’re an employee or contractor / sub-contractor before entering into any agreement or contract as there are different tax and super obligations. 

Termination of Employment

The decision to dismiss an employee is an area of the employment relationship that requires an understanding of a wide range of legislative and other obligations of an employer. 

Union Right of Entry

The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FWA) provides significant rights of entry (ROE) for unions and potentially provides unions with a powerful recruiting weapon.

Warnings in the Workplace

A workplace warning is a mechanism to advise an identified area where the employee performance or conduct does not meet required standards with the aim of improving that performance or conduct.