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Do you have a question on wage rates, awards, complying with employment regulations, OHS, Workers’ Compensation, EEO, business compliance or other workplace related matters?

Our Workplace relations FAQs below may help you.

Further information on managing employees is also available in the BIZassistManual.

If you are still unsure, call BIZassistInfoline on 1300 78 38 44 for on-the-spot advice, every weekday from 8am-5.30pm, for the cost of a local call from anywhere in Australia. 

What action should I take if I believe an employee has abandoned their employment?

Can an employer make an employee take their annual leave?

Does an employer have to grant annual leave when requested by the employee?

Can an employee cash out their annual leave?

Where leave is granted in advance, and the employee resigns, can the value of the leave be withheld?

Do I have to pay maternity leave?

What notice does an employee have to give prior to taking maternity leave?

What notice does an employee have to give when returning from maternity leave?

How much paid personal/carer’s leave is an employee entitled to?

What evidence is required for taking personal/carer’s or compassionate leave under the Fair Work Act 2009?

How much unpaid carer’s leave is an employee entitled to?

What is community service leave?

Can an employee be requested to work more than 38 hours a week?

Can an employee refuse to work additional hours?

What are flexible working arrangements and how are they applied for?

Does the Fair Work Act cover redundancy pay for employees?

Does the Fair Work Act count workers compensation as time worked for the purpose of leave accrual?


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