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

CPR joins Ausure

We would like to announce to all our Clients, Prospective Clients, Suppliers and Insurers, that Cooper Professional Risks Pty Ltd trading as CPR Insurance Services, will be leaving National Adviser Services Pty Ltd (NAS) and joining Ausure Pty Ltd as a Corporate Authorised Representative from 5 March 2018.

Fundamentally, there is no difference to you, except our Invoices will look a little different, and the Banking details will be in a different name and account number. Everything else at CPR stays the same.

There are a number of reasons we have made this decision, but the primary reason is for what we believe is best for our clients.

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Special offer to CPR Insurance clients

Employsure are providing a FREE Business Health Check to all our clients and gives you the opportunity to receive an analysis of the health and safety requirements in your workplace. Also. Employsure  will review your employment agreements as well as your wage rates helping you to avoid workplace claims.

Ordinarily this would cost you at least $1,250 but because you are a CPR Insurance client, it is free!

It involves the following review for you.


A specialist Work Health and Safety Consultant will visit your workplace and carry out:

A review of your business’ current work health and safety policies, procedures and systems to identify areas of concern or non-compliance

Following the review, you will receive a report summarising the findings and the health and safety

Status of your workplace


A Wages Adviser will review your rates of pay and produce a Wage Check report.

The review will be conducted against the industrial instrument applicable

A report will be supplied advising if the wages are compliant and what steps to take to achieve compliance


A Document Consultant will review an employment agreement and provide recommendations.

The review will highlight compliance issues with the Fair Work Act 2009 as well as best practice

The report will make recommendations to achieve compliance and provide protection to your business.

This will remove any areas of potential dispute and risk

So what do you have to lose? Contact us on 07 3123 1137 and arrange 

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