The Department established a cross-agency taskforce in 2020 to make it easier for sole traders and micro businesses to become first time employers.
The Employing Your First Person Taskforce’s key priority is to help employers understand:
The taskforce creates tools and resources to help small businesses meet their hiring requirements. This work supports the Australian government’s commitment to reduce regulation.
See the government’s Deregulation Agenda on the PMC website.
The taskforce developed Hiring Employees checklist on business.gov.au. It guides employers through the required steps when hiring an employee.
The checklist includes:
The taskforce developed the Employment Contract Tool on business.gov.au. It aims to help employers build an employment contract that:
The tool steps employers through a series of easy to understand questions to generate clauses for their employment contract. By giving employers greater confidence to do it themselves, it may help reduce reliance on expensive third party help.
The government agencies in the taskforce are:
Last updated: 15 June 2021
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