Frequently Asked Questions

Bellow you will find answers to the questions more frequently asked about HR

HR related questions

If an employee has a family-related crisis, such as an illness or death, they are entitled to a limited amount of time off work. Employees are entitled to up to 3 days leave in any 12-month period.

Compassionate leave is offered to employee’s if a member of their family dies. Unlike force majeure leave, compassionate leave is not a statutory requirement and the amount of leave an employee is entitled to is completely at the discretion of the employer.

Adoptive leave is available to one parent from a couple that are looking to adopt. Employees are entitled to 24 weeks unpaid adoptive leave. However, an employer can offer paid adoptive leave to their employees if they choose to do so.

A timesheet is a method of recording how much an employee has worked for a certain period of time. Employers can use timesheets for specific projects or tasks.

Located on timesheets to record when people clock-in or clock-out of their shift.

Is a document that records the training classes attended by employees. They record the training conducted, instructor, employee name and date completed.

If you are an employee or employer that (is paid/pays) a wage or salary, this is an employment contract.

Is a book that can provide someone with information on a specific subject or can be used as an instruction manual.

Is the communication between an employee and their manager to discuss accomplishing objectives that have been set out by the company.

Jury Duty is an obligation issued by the state for each individual over 18 to act as a member of the jury in a court.

Is how an employer attempts to reduce absenteeism and promote productivity by implementing policies, programs or procedures.

HR software is a software/digital solution for managing employees and for managing the human resource tasks of an organisation in order to increase productivity.

ATS stands for Applicant Tracking System, which is a software that is used to manage hiring in an organisation. It manages the job postings and applications, as well as organising any relevant data and makes it accessible.

Bereavement leave is paid leave taken by employees due to the death of a family member. There is no statutory obligation to provide bereavement leave.

Parental leave is unpaid leave taken by a parent in order to look after their children.

Paternity leave is 2 weeks paid leave given to new parents following the birth of a baby.

Maternity leave is leave given to a mother following the birth of her baby. Maternity leave is 42 weeks consisting of 26 weeks paid leave and 16 weeks unpaid leave.

Carers leave is temporary leave given to employees that need to provide full-time care to someone in need. There is a minimum of 13 weeks leave and a maximum leave of 104 weeks.

Adoptive leave gives 24 weeks leave to one parent adopting a child, employers are not required to pay adoptive leave.

Wedding leave is given to an employee getting married, it can be up to 5 days. However, employers are not entitled to give it to employers.

Remote working is an agreement between employees and employers allowing employee to work from somewhere that isn’t their office or regular work location.

The HR generalist runs the daily tasks of the HR department such as hiring, payroll, benefits and leave.

The Human Resource manager leads the HR department and helps to undertake the day-to-day HR tasks.

HR Directors focus more on the crucial HR matters such as HR goals, enforcing policies and managing HR finances.

HR administrator maintains the personal records and documents, such as employment and onboarding guides.

A P60 is a certificate of employee’s annual pay and tax deductions, given at the end of each year by your employer.

A P45 is a statement of your pay and deductions for the year up until you leave your job. It should show the wages and tax deductions from each month.

A payslip is a statement from your employer showing your gross pay, it is usually given monthly or whenever the wages are paid.

An employee database stores important employee information such as personal information, company information, age, salary, length of service and other relevant information an employer would need to.

Employees can request annual leave at specific times. Your employer can accept or refuse your request. Your employer decides when annual leave may be taken, subject to a number of conditions. An employer must:

  • Consider your family responsibilities, as well as the available opportunities for rest and recreation.
  • Discuss your annual leave with you at least one month before you are to take the leave.

Annual leave should be taken within the leave year. Depending on your employer, you can agree to take your annual leave within 6 months of the relevant leave year.

Any further carrying-over of annual leave would need to be agreed upon between you and your employer.

Your statutory entitlement to annual leave continues to build up when you are on sick leave, if you have a medical certificate.

If you are leaving a job without taking all the annual leave you are entitled to, your employer must pay you for the days you have not taken.

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