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Publications - Guidance Manuals and Handbooks

Guidance manuals and handbooks and their accompanying updating service can be purchased from the
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Modern Awards
Annotated Modern Award & Updating Service
Do you have your annotated copy?
Ai Group publish 20 annotated award services. Each annotated award provides comprehensive explanations and interpretations relating to many award clauses, and can be purchased as a hard copy or electronic copy, with an option to subscribe to an update service. Our updating service ensures that any changes within the awards, such as variations to wage rates, allowances or other clauses, are sent to you in the form of email updates or replacement pages for permanent filing in your award, so you can be assured you always have the most up-to-date information at hand. In addition, all members who subscribe to the updating service also receive complimentary access to Ai Group's online Modern Award Transitional Provisions Calculator. [Read more...]
Award PrintsAward Prints
New Award Service
This Award Prints service, available in hardcopy only, includes a complete copy of the modern award with a section to retain relevant Award Advices. Our Award Advice service ensures that any changes within the awards, such as variations to wage rates, allowances or amendments to clauses, are available at any time via Ai Group's website. Once Award Advices are released for your award, a printed copy can be retained in the Award Advices section of your Award Print binder. [Read more…] [Order Form]
Workchoices and the Clerical & Administrative Employees (Victoria) Award 1999Summer Smarts and Annual Leave Shutdown  
This guide helps you and your business prepare for the holiday season!
This publication offers an easily-presented overview of national dates for suggested shutdowns, daylight savings and school terms; as well as fact sheets on a variety of timely issues including managing public holidays; granting of community service leave; appropriate behaviour at Christmas parties and other staff functions; and a collection of summer related information including annual leave shutdown & public holidays.
Handbook of Employment

National Employment Standards Handbook
Your essential accompaniment to the modern award 
How will the new National Employment Standards affect your business? Our new National Employment Standards Handbook is your essential accompaniment to your modern award. From 1 January 2010, the National Employment Standards (NES) apply as a new set of national employee entitlements under the Fair Work Act 2009. The NES, together with modern awards, form the safety net of conditions for employees under the national system. The NES apply to all employees, whether award-covered, agreement-covered or award / agreement free. [Read more...]

Handbook of Employment

Guide to Making Enterprise Agreements
Be better prepared at the bargaining table, with this essential guide!
Whether you want to learn more about negotiations, approvals or anything in between - this publication contains practical information to help you avoid common problems and issues to reach an agreement that benefits all involved. You’ll find convenient and comprehensive information to help you identify the most appropriate form of agreement; understand how an agreement can be varied or terminated; negotiate and formalise the agreement; understand current union claims and your rights should industrial action occur, as well as an explanation of the Bargaining in Good Faith provisions of the Fair Work Act. [Read more...]

Handbook of EmploymentManaging Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace
A module in the ‘Handbook of Employment - Policies & Procedures’ series 
This comprehensive guide explores issues such as how to establish and implement an effective policy for work functions and drug and alcohol testing in the workplace. Managing Drugs & Alcohol in the Workplace is just one module in our popular Handbook of Employment series - which can be purchased individually or as a complete series. [Read more...]
Handbook of EmploymentPrivacy, Surveillance & Searches in the Workplace
A module in the ‘Handbook of Employment - Policies & Procedures’ series 
This publication gets you up to speed on your obligations in this area; the implications of federal and state legislation; and practical assistance in dealing with real-world scenarios involving searches, email monitoring and privacy issues. Privacy, Surveillance & Searches in the Workplace is just one module in our popular Handbook of Employment series - which can be purchased individually or as a complete series. [Read more...]
Handbook of EmploymentEEO, Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying Policy
A module in the ‘Handbook of Employment - Policies & Procedures’ series 
Whether it’s an isolated incident or company-wide issue, this publication offers comprehensive coverage on appropriate guidelines, emerging issues, sample policies, and straightforward information to help you adapt an EEO policy to suit your business. EEO, Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying is just one module in our popular Handbook of Employment series - which can be purchased individually or as a complete series. [Read more...]

Guide to Dealing with Ill and Injured Workers
Includes a step-by-step management guide and pro-forma documentation
Employees can become unable to undertake their normal duties for a range of health related reasons. This essential reference guide provides a practical step by step process to effectively manage the situation, balancing the requirements of the business with the needs of the ill or injured employee. Regardless of the size of the company or the industry sector it operates in - this guide will help you deal with this sensitive issue. [Read more...] [Order Form]

Managing Leave HandbookManaging Leave Handbook
Do you know your obligations under the new Fair Work Act?
The National Employment Standards and modern awards which came into operation from 1 January 2010 have brought significant changes to leave entitlements and requirements. In response to these changes, we have revised this loose-leaf publication to help employers manage new leave entitlements of their employees in light of the Fair Work Act. Many forms of leave are covered including annual leave, public holidays, personal/carer’s leave, compassionate leave, parental leave, long service leave and community service leave. Plus, there is a section on frequently asked questions and answers. [Read more...]
Special member only publication
This comprehensive manual provides practical and user friendly information and advice on a range of topics to help you manage your business, including managing your employees, managing a successful business, OHS & worker’s compensation, training and skills development and much more. This exclusive members’ only service is available online and is packed with over 200 fact sheets which are regularly updated. Electronic updating is free, however, many companies prefer our hardcopy updating service available at special member rates.
Workchoices and the Clerical & Administrative Employees (Victoria) Award 1999Long Service Leave Handbook 
When is an employee entitled to payment for pro-rata long service leave?
The answer to this, and many other Long Service Leave related questions, can be found in this thorough but easy to use publication. The Long Service Leave Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to long service leave in awards and legislation across Australia, including legislation specifically pertaining to the building and construction industry, as well as relevant case law, calculation tables and a ‘frequently asked questions’ section. [Read more...]
Redundancy Management HandbookRedundancy Management Handbook
Approach redundancy management with confidence
When it comes to difficult HR and legal issues - redundancy is one of the most challenging. This handbook is designed to help you manage the complex and sensitive issues related to redundancy and covers areas such as your legal obligations as an employer, practical advice on effectively managing the redundancy process, and guidelines for drafting redundancy provisions in agreements. This publication also covers the new transfer of business provisions introduced by the Fair Work Act. [Read more...]
Forms of Employment in AustraliaManaging Termination of Employment Handbook
Avoid expensive claims arising from termination of employment!
Handling employee dismissals effectively is essential in minimising the risk of a successful claim against an employer. This publication provides practical guidance for employers and explains the new legislative requirements under the Fair Work Act. This handbook provides guidelines for developing a disciplinary policy and sample disciplinary procedures, plus guidelines for conducting a disciplinary interview and sample documentation. [Read more...]
Forms of Employment in AustraliaForms of Employment in Australia
Make an informed choice about employment options
This publication examines the key elements of the different categories of employment and provides practical suggestions and warnings for employers. In addition, with the introduction of modern awards and the National Employment Standards from 1 January 2010, new minimum statutory entitlements for full-time, part-time and casual employees are introduced, as well as important changes applying for permanent, casual, probationary, fixed term employees in relation to new unfair dismissal laws and other general protections which commenced 1 July 2009. [Read more...]
Export ManualExport Manual
Ai Group offers a comprehensive Export Manual equipping companies with the tools needed to embark on a successful export strategy. The Export Manual clarifies exactly what it takes to be a successful exporter by breaking down the export process into a number of easily followed and practical steps..
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