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Managing people

Find out key legal obligations to your employees, volunteers and members.

Content last updated 10/06/2022

Managing employees

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Recruiting and engaging employees raises a number of important legal issues for organisations. 

Your organisation needs to be aware of a number of different laws when it recruits employees. These include laws about equal opportunity and discrimination, the Australian Consumer Law, laws about screening potential candidates, and privacy laws.  

Our resources begin with information on an organisation’s legal obligations when recruiting employees and includes information on discrimination in recruitment.

In line with best risk management practices, once recruited, an employee should be inducted, trained appropriately and provided with copies of all policies, procedures and other documents relevant to their role. 

More information

Business Victoria has published resources about induction and training for employees that are relevant to organisations in all jurisdictions:  

Business Victoria has also developed a Human Resources policies and procedures manual template for Victorian organisations (again this is also a useful resource for organisations outside of Victoria).

The content on this webpage was last updated in March 2022 and is not legal advice. See full disclaimer and copyright notice.

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