Hiring your first employee is a significant and rather overwhelming step for business owners looking to grow and expand their business. In this workshop, you will learn to navigate the hiring process with confidence and gain an understanding of compliance issues and legal requirements that you need to be aware of.

Uncover the complexities of industrial relations and develop a manageable to-do list covering everything from workplace safety obligations to payroll and superannuation. Understand the difference between contractors and employees, laws and regulations impacting employment and how insurance can protect your business and your employees. You will also learn how to tackle the subject of termination, ensuring you understand the legalities of ending employment.

You will leave this workshop with a toolkit of resources, links to critical information and useful documentation to help protect your business against any potential legal challenges, paving the way for a thriving workplace.

Please note: While this workshop is designed to be informative and provide general information, it does not substitute personalised legal advice.

Main topics covered

  • Understanding safety obligations and discrimination laws.
  • Distinguishing between contractors and employees and the legal implications and rights associated with each.
  • How to manage payroll, superannuation and adhering to the National Employment Standards, ensuring legal and financial compliance.
  • Understanding WorkCover insurance requirements.
  • How to conduct right-to-work checks.

Who it’s for

This workshop is for business owners looking to hire their first employee.

About the presenter

As the director of The MARQ Group, Gudrun Gilles partners with seasoned business owners and subject matter experts to deliver tailored information and resources to strengthen your management capabilities, fuel the growth of your enterprise and support you through the entrepreneurial journey.

Business skills



This workshop is offered at a reduced cost thanks to substantial funding from the Government of Western Australia.

What's included

  • Access to the live workshop 
  • A recording of the workshop which you can access for up to seven days post event (online workshops only)
  • Copies of any resources shared with attendees

When and where

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