Are you looking at hiring staff for your business?, 19 January 2017:

Thinking about taking on an employee, but not sure what you have to do? The Taking on an employee checklist is for you!

How can the checklist help me?

When you employ someone, there are certain requirements you need to meet in order to ensure you give your employee the wages and conditions they’re entitled to.

So you don’t have to search around different government agencies for the various requirements,  the Taking on an employee checklist can help guide you through federal and state government requirements that may apply when you employ staff.

The Taking on an employee checklist includes:

  • questions you need to consider when taking on an employee
  • key facts of each requirement
  • links to the information and tools you need to make sure you’ve met your requirements when you take on an employee.

What requirements does the checklist cover?

The checklist covers requirements such as:

  • paying the correct rate
  • meeting your super obligations
  • keeping tax and employment records
  • providing the right entitlements, such as overtime and leave
  • employing someone who is legally allowed to work in Australia
  • working out whether your worker is an employee or contractor.

Who should use the checklist?

This checklist can help you if:

  • you’re about to take on an employee
  • you already have employees and want to confirm you’ve met all government requirements.

What to do next

Take a look at our information on Employing people, including employee and workplace rights and obligations.