Australia has the world’s 12th largest economy and its key economy-driving sectors include mining, finance, logistics, agriculture, property, construction and service industries. And like many other countries, Australia’s pace in technology transformation has further accelerated in recent years, resulting in a surge in demands for talents in the fields including technology development, UX, data management and cyber security. Another key focus in Australia’s nation-building is the investment in infrastructure projects such as transport, health and education. The continuous growth in these areas will garner demand in civil engineers, projects managers as well as professionals in the ancillary sectors.
Employers need to follow the strict employment guidelines set forth by the local authorities before they could employ in Australia. This process can be time-consuming as the company first needs a legal entity in the country and it needs to manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance.
Global payroll solutions make it easy to find and hire top talent in Australia. With one seamless integration and local legal entity, we take care of the compliance matters so that you can start your globelizing plan immediately.
Australia’s worker classification labour and tax laws distinguish between contractors and full timers. If the individual meets the legal definition of an employee but is classified as a contractor, your company will face penalties.
The primary law governing employment relationships in Australia is the Fair Work Act. The Fair Work Act covers issues including termination guidelines, severance pay, minimum leave entitlements, maximum working hours and other issues revolving around the minimum standards for employers in different aspects.
Globelise will be able to help you navigate through the employment process and so that you will be able to offer a competitive and compliance offer to attract and retain your employees in Australia.
The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) is designed to help Australia stay competitive and workers remain employable. They work with the local authorities to tackle issues such as promotion of fair and progressive employment practices, flexible wage system, among other labour-related issues. Employees may seek their union for help when they feel that they are unfairly treated or have been non-compliant with their employment terms.
The AWU covers the following industries:
Probation is optional in Australia. However, the common practice is between 3 and 6 months.
It is also noteworthy to note that the Australian Fair Work Act states the Minimum Employment Period before an employee has access to an unfair dismissal claim of termination is 6 months for companies with more than 15 employees and 12 months for companies with less than 15 employees.
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