If you employ anyone in your business – including family members – you are affected by workplace relations, occupational health and safety and taxation laws.  It is very important that you know and keep up-to-date with what your rights and obligations are as an employer.  The penalties for paying employees the wrong amount, not meeting workers’ compensation requirements, dismissing a worker without following the correct process – or even failing to keep the correct records or provide pay-slips can be significant.

This section of our website aims to give you an overview of the most important areas and links to further resources to help you.

Key organisations in workplace relations

Awards and National Employment Standards

Useful websites for further information

Popular topics and commonly asked questions


Note:  Changes to the Wine Industry Award 2010 took effect from 20 January 2014 – learn more…