My business

In this section you’ll find tools and resources to help you through the employment lifecycle, including hiring new staff, managing your employees and ending the employment relationship.

You’ll also find information, tips and templates to help you manage your business and have a productive, cooperative and harmonious workplace.

Watch our webinar for a brief introduction to your rights and responsibilities as an employer.

For a summary of your responsibilities under the Fair Work Act 2009, including information about the National Employment Standards, awards and agreements see our Fair Work Handbook.

Do you have a question about your obligations or your employees’ entitlements? Check our FAQs. You’ll find answers to the most common questions people ask us.

Things every employer should know

What entitlements should you give your employees? What practices are not ok? Make sure you understand the basics of employing staff so you can be sure you’re doing everything you need to do. You’ll also find resources, including calculators and templates, to help you hire and manage your employees.

Hiring employees

Thinking about employing staff? Not sure where to start? Find information, tools and resources to help hire new staff.

Managing your employees

Calculating leave, issuing a warning or ending employment? Find tools, resources and information to help you manage these and other employment issues fairly. You’ll also find information about workplace flexibility

Resolving Issues

Workplace problems, complaints and disputes can happen when you run a business and it’s important to deal with them quickly and fairly. We have an online learning centre, information and tips to help you resolve disputes with your employees and for help dealing with complaints made to us.


Getting pay slips and time and wage records right is important. Our templates make it quick and easy for you to get it right.

Keeping up to date

To keep up-to-date with your obligations you can sign up for our employer eNewsletter. Every 2 months we’ll email you information you need to help you stay on top of your obligations and look after your employees.

You can also sign up for email updates to receive alerts with information that is relevant to you.

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Page last updated: 21 Mar 2014