It is important to understand whether you are a small business employer as small business employers have different rules when dismissing employees. Under the Fair Work Act 2009, a small business is defined as any business with less than 15 employees.
If you are a small business employer, the rules are less onerous for ending employment. Small business employers are exempt from unfair dismissal claim:
What is a small business?
A small business is defined as any business with less than 15 employees.
To calculate the number of employees, the employer will need to count all employees employed at the time of the dismissal including:
What are associated entities?
Associated entities are defined in section 50AAA of the Corporations Act 2001. Associated entities are businesses or other bodies that are connected to each other in some way, for example:
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