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Employment resources

Support for employers to create a positive work environment and culture

Support is available for every stage of employing people in your business.

As a small business owner, you may not always have the skills and knowledge required to manage your staff effectively.

Establishing a positive work environment for your employees can help you get the best out of them, and inject huge value into your business.

That’s when you can reach out to support services tailored to the needs of small business.

Small Business Showcase - understand your workplace rights and obligations

  • The Small Business Showcase has resources including factsheets, online courses, tools, templates and checklists to support you through every stage of employing staff, from hiring, paying and leave to record and performance management
  • The Fair Work Employer Advisory Service (EAS) is a free service for small businesses, where you can talk to an adviser in more detail and get free tailored written advice.

To access the EAS, contact the Fair Work Ombudsman on 13 13 94 or register for an account on the Fair Work Ombudsman online portal and make an online enquiry.

Advice about workplace issues

The Workplace Advice Service offers free legal advice to small businesses to resolve issues early.

Your business can be eligible for the Workplace Advice Service if you have fewer than 15 employees and do not have:

  • membership with an employer association
  • in-house staff who specialise in workplace relations, HR or law
  • legal representation.
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