L&E Global’s Global Employment Law Highlights Spring 2014 report covers the latest trends in employment law throughout the world. L&E Global remains committed to offering our clients, HR professionals and academics the most comprehensive legal insight from around the world, now and in the future.
An International Guide to Employment Law Across 26 Jurisdictions offers analysis on a host of employment law matters, ranging from hiring foreign nationals and business transfers to wages, annual leave and working time.
This comprehensive publication includes contributions from 15 L&E Global member firms and will be a valuable resource for all HR professionals.
Social Security Social security refers to welfare payments provided by the Australian Federal Government. These payments generally fall under one of four pieces of legislation as noted below. The responsibility for these payments falls on the Commonwealth Government rather than an employer. Social Security Act 1991 (Cth) (“the SSA”) provides for payment, to eligible people, […]
Brief Description of Employees’ and Employers’ Associations Trade unions form the mainstay of employee representation in Australia. However, there is no doubt that their influence and membership has significantly declined over the last two decades. With that said, the unions enjoy a powerful role in relation to workplace bargaining even if their capacity to organise […]
Employees’ Rights in Case of a Transfer of Undertaking Where a transfer of employment occurs, the transferred employee’s service with their original employer will be counted as continuous service with their new employer. As such, any benefits acquired under the NES (such as annual leave) will be retained through the transfer of business and the […]
L&E Global’s Special Report on International Restructurings covers the types of restructuring methods available to employers, provides statistical analysis on restructuring activities throughout Europe, North America, and the South Pacific, details efforts to improve or minimize restructuring and highlights restructuring trends in the L&E Global member countries. This report is an example of L&E Global’s […]
Salary The current national minimum wage in Australia is $18.93 per hour or $719.20 per 38-hour week, effective from 1 July 2018. Modern Award wages also increased by 3.5% from July 2018. All Australian employers must also pay superannuation support. Employers pay a percentage of the ordinary time earnings of their employees (including part-time and […]
How to Terminate a Contract in Australia
Minimum Requirements The most basic source of employment terms and conditions is the contract of employment. It can be in writing, for example, by letter of offer; it can be oral; or it can be evidenced by a course of conduct. A contractual term may not be enforceable if the terms in the contract are […]