Employing staff

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Are you unsure where to seek advice from when employing staff?

Do you know who can provide ongoing assistance once you have employed staff?

We have listed some of the most useful State Government supports below for you to access.

Fair Work Ombudsman

The Fair Work Ombudsman provides a small business helpline to assist business owners in understanding their priorities such as;

  • Awards and agreements

  • Employee entitlements

  • Finding the right pay

  • Understanding leave requirements

  • Ending employment

  • Auditing payroll regularly

  • Hiring employees

Fair Work also offers a Small Business Best Practice Guide to explain employer and employee obligations.

Go to www.fairwork.gov.au

Jobs Victoria

Jobs Victoria can help you find the right staff for your business. They have useful information around:

  • Recruiting the right person

  • Locating a Jobs Victoria provider

  • Business in transition support (BiTS) – assistance for businesses undertaking or considering retrenchment processes

Go to www.jobs.vic.gov.au

Department of Employment

The Department of Employment can assist you in employing staff. They provide specific guidance around;

  • Looking for staff

  • Wage subsidies

  • Workplace relations

  • Employing people with a disability

  • Employing mature aged workers

  • Employing indigenous Australians

  • Employing young people

Go to www.employment.gov.au

Need assistance with Occupational Health and Safety?

WorkSafe can provide an Occupational Health and Safety Essentials Program.

Visit www.worksafe.vic.gov.au to arrange a consultant to visit onsite at your workplace.


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