Employment Guide

Click on the button below for the latest Employment Guide - updated June 2024.

The general advice in this document was prepared for the ASGA by Hicksons Lawyers.

This document should be read in conjunction with the latest information on Awards, which you can access below

Click here for specific employment contract templates relating to administration, graphic design, sales and sign making positions.

You may also wish to refer to the Independent Contractor Assessment document to help determine whether your worker is defined as an employee or a contractor.

Awards Rates

This document should be read in conjunction with the latest information on Award Rates applicable from 1 July 2024. You can access these below:

MA000010 Manufacturing & Associated Industries Award 

MA0000020 Building & Construction Award

MA000026 Graphic Arts, Printing & Publishing Award 

MA000029 Joinery & Building Trades Award 

About the Employment Guide

The Employment Guide is a comprehensive 72 page document covering the following:

Two introductory sections: -

  • Determining the appropriate Award
  • Determining the employee's correct classification level under the Award

Followed by:

1.           Wage Summaries

2.           Long Service Leave

3.           Annual Leave

4.           Personal Leave

5.           Parental Leave

6.           Casual Employees

7.           Bullying

8.           Termination of Employment

9.           Redundancy

10.         The Small Business Fair Dismissal Code

11.         Vehicle Use

12.         Template Employment Agreements

13.         Template Workplace Drug and Alcohol Policy

14.         Template Social Media Policy