What is the problem with Australia’s employment laws? Why do they cause businesses so much angst?
Any business owner or manager knows that the Australian workplace relations system is very complex.
First, employment law is based on contract law.
Second, it is regulated by both state and federal legislation.
Third, it covers a huge range of issues, from awards to workplace health and safety, to bullying and discrimination.
Fourth, workplace relations laws in Australia are constantly changing.
Understanding the ways in which these laws intersect takes specialist knowledge. If a business doesn’t have in-house counsel with expert knowledge of the area, it can be difficult to know whether you are complying, or whether your practices and procedures are best practice.
What is the HR Assured Audit?
In order to ensure that your workplace practices and procedures comply with the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and the Work and Health Safety regulations, as well as the modern awards, we will undertake an HR audit of your workplace practices and procedures to ensure that they are not only compliant but are best practice.
What does the HR Assured Audit process involve?
Step 1: We set up a meeting for you with one of our senior workplace relations specialists
We will arrange a meeting, at a time that suits you, so one of our senior workplace relations specialists can undertake a detailed review of your business.
Step 2: We undertake a detailed review of your practices and procedures
During this meeting, the consultant will undertake a detailed review of your practices and procedures to ensure that they are not only compliant but best practice.
Step 3: You will receive a report on whether your workplace practices and procedures comply with Australia’s employment and workplace health and safety legislation
You will receive an easy-to-understand report on whether your workplace practices and procedures comply with the Fair Work Act and the Work and Health Safety regulations, as well as the modern awards.
This report will identify areas where you are failing to comply and outline how to fix the problem/s, as well as explain how you can ensure that your human resources management system runs as smoothly as possible.
Step 4: We undertake an implementation review
Finally, we will call you in order to undertake an implementation review. During the call you can ask us any questions about the compliance report and explain whether you have any issues with putting our recommendations into place.
How will the HR Assured Audit help your business?
The HR Assured Audit will give you peace of mind because once you have received the report, you will know not only whether you are complying but what changes you will need to make in order to comply.
Finally, after the audit process is complete and you have implemented our recommendations, you will know that your policies, procedures and processes are not only compliant but are best practice.
In short, you can sleep easy, knowing everything is under control.