Labour and employment laws in Australia, are largely determined and regulated by the states. Within each state, individuals have rights and entitlements including minimum wage, vacation pay, holiday pay, termination pay, and overtime pay.
Defining the workplace arrangement at the outset allows both parties to be clear about their rights and duties. Employers would be well advised to restrict their liabilities and protect their trade secrets, customers or key employees from being poached to a competitor with well-crafted employment or independent contractor agreements.
Having clear workplace policies can go a long way towards protecting employer interests and minimizing costly court actions. Employee privacy rights and the employer’s competing right to manage have increasingly become the subject of wrongful dismissal litigations.
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