Updating workplace policies can seem like a daunting task, but it is essential for businesses to stay current with changes in employment laws and regulations. Changes to the Fair Work Act, the National Employment Standards and other key legislation do regularly change, therefore employers must be careful to keep their policies up to date, thus ensuring legal compliance.
Up to date workplace policies can also promote a safe and inclusive work environment, which can lead to a more engaged and productive workforce.
Policies that address issues such as sexual harassment, discrimination, workplace bullying and workplace safety can help to prevent these problems from occurring in the first place, and where an issue does occur, provide guidelines, thus ensuring consistency.
Jobs Australia, through our Workplace Relations team, can assist Members in updating their workplace policies by providing consulting services to help identify areas that require updates, assisting with these updates and also developing customised policies that align with their values and goals.
Currently, due to recent legislative updates, key policies that may require review are your leave policy (specifically with relation to domestic violence leave), sexual harassment policy and parental leave policy.
If you wish to discuss our policy services, please give the Workplace Relations team a call.