The Australian Government has launched a new online tool for small business owners to help with the hiring of new employees.

The online site includes a Hiring Employees Checklist, Creating an Employment Contract Tool as well as information on interviewing, recruiting, and hiring new employees.

Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino MP said the tool was developed in close consultation with small business owners and has undergone extensive user testing to ensure it meets the needs of local small businesses.

The Hiring Employees Checklist walks employers through the steps to meet Australian laws when hiring an employee including recruitment and employment types, pay requirements, tax and superannuation and ending employment.

The Employment Contract Tool guides employers through a series of questions to generate an employment contract based on the specific terms and conditions of the relevant award their business operates under. It ensures they are meeting their obligations under the Fair Work system.

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