Getting the people management part of a dairy farm sorted and keeping it up to date can be a sizeable task, especially if you are starting from scratch. The Employment Starter Kit (ESKi) provides easy access to the information & documents you need to start employing someone. As well as accessing the ESKi online, you can order a folder.

Keep your ESKi folder current: updates are listed below & sent via email.

Note: Due to COVID-19, the National Minimum Wage increase to the Pastoral Award 2010 does not take effect until 1 November 2020. Usually, pay rates change 1 July. Read a summary of updates and to keep your  ESKi folder up to date. Pastoral Award 2010 (print double sided, marked up) – look for 2 July 2020 at the top.

THE LAW

Rights and responsibilities
Minimum entitlements

EMPLOYING SOMEONE

Recruitment
Induction
Probation & retaining

PAYROLL

Pay rates
Classifications
Rosters & record keeping

LEAVE

Annual and personal leave
Long service entitlements

IFA

Individual flexibility agreement
Better off overall test (BOOT)
Flat pay rates

TERMINATION

Dismissal & redundancy
Notice periods
Employee separation

SAFETY

WH&S
Injury and incident register
Safety tips & risk

PASTORAL AWARD 2010

Legal obligations
Hours of work
Public holidays