The new financial year is only a few weeks away, since July 2013 the Fair Work Act has seen a raft of changes with more expected throughout 2014 / 2015.
Legislative changes and policies affect all businesses that employ staff. As a business owner you need to ensure you are following legislation as well as have a plan in place to ensure your business is compliant for the coming financial year.
Employment law changes expected during 2014/2015 include:
- Changes to parental and maternity leave,
- Workplace bullying laws,
- New incentives for employers relating to older workers and apprentices.
Being in business can be challenging especially during uncertain times. If you are unsure or not confident in your knowledge of employment law then don’t leave things to the last minute contact your Chamber for help. Membership is not just about networking it also includes business assistance, tools, tips and connections to experts who can help you through the business legislative maze.
We’re for Business,
Kathie Heyman, Business Manager