Managing Redundancies

If you run a business or manage people, chances are you’ll have to implement a redundancy at some point. Redundancy can be a tricky area for a number of reasons and it’s important to be aware of your employee’s entitlements and the legal risks involved.

When you’re forced to make a position in your workplace redundant, it’s essential that you understand the relevant Australian employment and industrial laws. By treating the issue with sensitivity and good strategy you can lessen the impact on your employees and protect your business from costly legal disputes.

To help you through the process of redundancy and retrenchment, Portner Press have developed the 60-page eBook Managing Redundancies which clearly explains your rights and obligations as well as those of your employees.

Managing Redundancies is part of a series of eBooks developed by Portner Press which have been designed to help simplify your HR responsibilities. Managing Redundancies is written by Employment Law Practical Handbook Editor-in-Chief Charles Power and contains everything you need to know about implementing a redundancy effectively, fairly and with the least possible impact on your business and staff.

Here are just a few of the topics it covers:

  • How to identify the different types of redundancies
  • How to implement a redundancy effectively – in 7 decisive steps
  • How to reduce the impact of retrenchment
  • How to make flexible contractual provisions and prevent triggering a redundancy
  • How to determine when redeployment is reasonable
  • How to determine if you can relocate an employee
  • How to change a role without triggering a redundancy – a simple 4 step guide
  • How to give a notice of retrenchment and meet your legal requirements
  • And plenty more…

The eBook also contains 9 essential document templates that have been drafted by employment law experts to help you through the redundancy process, including:

  • Retrenchment Letter
  • Statement of Service
  • Redeployment Letter
  • Without Prejudice Letter
  • Deed of Release
  • Notice to Centrelink of Proposed Terminations
  • Letter setting up Consultation Meeting
  • Consultation Meeting Checklist
  • Redundancy checklist

The laws relating to redundancies are designed to protect employees from the impact of losing their job through no fault of their own. By following the guidelines in this eBook you can avoid potential disputes and ensure the best possible outcome for you and your employees.

Click here to order your copy of Managing Redundancies now!