Documenting employment relationships with your workers is an essential part of managing your workplace relations obligations. In most circumstances, employees will need to be provided with a range of documentation to confirm the nature of the role being performed, the terms of employment, along with guidance as to the employer’s expectations. This can include (non-exhaustively) documents including:
- Fair Work Information Statement (Fair Work Act requirement);
- A copy of their employment agreement;
- A position description;
- Tax file number declaration form;
- A choice of superannuation fund form; and
- Relevant workplace policies and procedures.
It is not always easy for employers to properly document employment relationships with staff. There is a myriad of legal obligations which employers need to ensure they are compliant with as part of this process. Failing to properly document such matters can result in a range of adverse outcomes for employers.
If you are unaware of responsibilities or obligations in these respects, it is prudent to contact our employment law team as a matter of priority. Your business may be at risk from significant financial recourse from not meeting your lawful obligations in full. Forge Legal’s employment team has over thirty years of experience helping local business with their employment law needs and is well positioned to assist you with documenting all your employment-related matters.