Workplace Fact sheets

Workplace Relations Fact Sheets

Employsure’s fact sheets provide you with an informative overview of the wide range of obligations faced by employers under the national workplace relations framework.

 Annual leave

Employees, other than casual employees, are entitled to 4 weeks of annual leave per year, or 5 weeks per year if they are a "shift worker". more

Community Service Leave

An employee who engages in an eligible community service activity is entitled to be absent from his or her employment for a period where they are engaging in the eligible activity, reasonable travelling time associated with it and reasonable rest and recovery time. more

Fair Work Information Statement

The FWIS is a fact sheet containing information for employee about their workplace entitlements under the Act. An employer must give each employee, employed on or after 1 January 2011, a copy of the FWIS as soon as reasonably practicable after they commence employment. more

Flexible Working Arrangements for Parents

An employee who has the responsibility for the care of a child under school age, or child under 18 with a disability, may make a request to their employer for a change in their working arrangements to assist the employee to care for the child. more

National Employment Standards

The National Employment Standards are 10 minimum standards of employment set out in the Fair Work Act 2009 which apply to all national system employees and employers. more

Paid Parental Leave

From 1 January 2011, eligible employees are entitled to a maximum of 18 weeks of paid parental leave ("PPL") associated with the birth or adoption of a child for which they have the primary care, paid at the National Minimum Wage by the Federal Government (currently $569.90 per week). more

Parental Leave Timeline

The laws surrounding unpaid parental leave can be confusing and complex, this timeline aims to give employers a simple overview of what they need to do and when by, when they have an employee who is taking unpaid parental leave. more

Parental Leave

Under the parental leave and related provision in the Fair Work Act 2009, there are a number of different entitlements such as, adoption related entitlements, birth related entitlements, provisions which apply only to pregnant employees, and some provisions which apply to all employees.  more

Personal and Carers Leave

An employee, other than a casual employee, is entitled to 10 days of personal/carer’s leave per year of continuous service with their employer. An employee’s entitlement to personal/carer’s leave accrues progressively throughout the year according to their ordinary hours of work. more 

Public Holidays

An employee is entitled to be absent from work on a day or part day that is a public holiday in the place where the employee is based for work purposes. However, an employer may request an employee to work a public holiday if the request is reasonable. more

Termination and Redundancy

An employee, other than a casual employee, is entitled to at least the minimum amount of notice and redundancy pay set out in the National Employment Standards based on their years of continuous service with the employer. more

Maximum Weekly Working Hours

An employer must not request or require a full time employee to work more than 38 hours of work in a week, unless the additional hours are reasonable. more

Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (VIC)

The Act covers discrimination in employment, as well as a range of other areas, as well as sexual harassment in the workplace and victimisation. more


Latest News

Robert Cooper - one of 100 faces of small business

This week it was announced as part of Small Business Week,  that Robert has been named one of the 100 faces of small business for a State Government promotion on the great value that small businesses play in the State of Queensland.

You can see Robert's entry here:

It is the third accolade for CPR Insurance Services in a month and after seven and a half years in business is a real pep up for the company.

For Robert, it is the culmination of many years experience, becoming well qualified, experiencing the highs and lows of a career and always wanting to contribute to his community. Sometimes, these things just come together and you receive recognition for your efforts.

Robert says that there is no doubt that starting your own business is a huge challenge, but with the right research and planning, the right people around you and a good set of values that you apply to the vision of the company, you have a very good chance of making it all succeed.

Robert says he is lucky. He has a strong supportive Wife, Mandy, who is also part of the business, along with efficient and hard working staff such as Julia McLauchlan and Aidan Harmer who are building up their own skills in a learning environment. 

However, the most important and most supportive people for CPR Insurance Services are our clients who have stuck by us and supported us over the past seven years. Our focus remains on providing the best possible service we can and always acting in their best interests. To all our clients, we say thank you!

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CPR Insurance wins Brokerage of the year

CPR Insurance Services picked up the award for the Best Brokerage (1-5 staff) in Australia, last Friday Night (4th May 2018) at the Insurance Business Magazine Awards held at the Westin in Sydney.

Judging came from various parts of the industry. It is a great honour to be recognised for our hard work and particular Business values we follow. A full list of winners is listed here.

Success comes from having great staff, and we thank Aidan Harmer and Julia McLauchlan as important support staff for helping us win such an award.

CPR Insurance has been in operation for more than 7 years now and is only successful because of the wonderful support from our staff, insurers and most importantly, our fantastic clients who put their faith and trust into our company to be their Risk Advisers and Brokers. 

Thank you to all.

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