Any purchase currently comes with complimentary access to our updating service until 30 June 2025. Valued at $115 for Ai Group Members and $210 for non-Members! See below for futher details. 

Are you taking advantage of the range of employment relationships?

Getting the right employment relationships within your workforce is not only of strategic importance as businesses respond to the pace of change in management systems and working practices, but it is also important to understand the different rights and obligations that apply to each of these relationships.

This publication presents information about the nature of employment arrangements in the Australian workforce. Whether it's full-time, casual, part-time, fixed-term and labour hire or assessing if your employees are actually employees or contractors; - managing your staffing needs can prove to be quite a tricky task.

With this publication you can discover how to effectively meet the demands of fluctuating work environments, help make strategic decisions regarding the nature of your workforce, and meet the Fair Work Act requirements for different categories of employment.

Some of the features of this publication include:

  • An overview of the Fair Work Act as it relates to the different categories of employment
  • Discussion of the key elements of the various employment categories
  • Practical suggestions and warnings for employers
  • Information to assist companies to avoid claims for underpayment and unfair dismissal
  • Information enabling companies to make an informed choice about what employment options are best in their circumstances.

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Updating service

To keep our Workplace Relations Handbooks current and with the latest information, we provide an annual updating service. 

Complimentary updating till 30 June 2025!

All purchases of the Managing Leave Handbook include a free subscription to the corresponding updating service until 30 June 2025 (this is valued at $115 for Ai Group Members and $210 for non-Members).

Continuing your updating service

In May 2025 we will send you an invoice inviting you to continue your updating service into the 2025/2026 financial year.

The annual prices for a subscription to our updating service for 2024/25 are shown below. Prices are subject to change from 1 July each year. 

                     Ai Group Member  $115                                                     Non-Member  $210
Hardcopy Handbook

Members: $210.00

Non-Members: $320.00

Includes postage, handling and your personal hardcopy colour binder.