EOR Service in Australia

Hire, Onboard and Pay Employees in Australia Quickly and Efficiently

Hiring in Australia at a glance

CURRENCY
Australian Dollar (AUD)
working hours
Typically, 8 hours per day, 38 hours per week (full-time)
public/bank holidays
7 Public Holidays
capital
Canberra
language
English
date format
DD/MM/YYYY
remote workers
1.2M
tax year
Financial year (July to June)
minimum hourly salary
No minimum wage
CURRENCY
Australian Dollar (AUD)
working hours
Typically, 8 hours per day, 38 hours per week (full-time)
public/bank holidays
7 Public Holidays
capital
Canberra
language
English
date format
DD/MM/YYYY
tax year
Financial year (July to June)
payroll frequency
Monthly
GDP
$1,675.42B US dollars (2022 estimate)

Employer of Record in Australia

Australia boasts a skilled workforce powered by robust educational policies and a solid education system. To tap into this labor pool, partnering with an Australian Employer of Record (EOR) is helpful. EORs help employers hire talent globally without a local entity.

By partnering with an EOR in Australia, employers can easily sail over compliance and complicated labor laws by offloading all administrative hurdles onto their EOR.

Why use Australia EOR?

This is because Australia, albeit its friendly business policies, has several laws in place to protect the rights of its workforce. In order to compliantly hire from the country, employers need to be aware of local labor laws and collective bargaining agreements, if any. 


For foreign employers like you, this can be an uphill battle. To tackle wave after wave of employment laws, will not be easy. 


For example, employers in the USA are not required by law to provide paid vacation or holidays. However, for your Australian workers, you must offer a minimum of four weeks of paid annual leave. Another tough nut to crack is Australia’s Superannuation Fund; a retirement benefit funded by both employers and employees. This is similar to the 401K in the USA, but mandatory.


An Australian EOR like Gloroots, can help global employers hire local talent without a registered entity and tackle aforementioned labor laws compliance with ease.

EOR Costs in Australia

PEOs usually have two pricing models: fixed and variable. In the fixed model, a transparent fee is charged per employee each month.

Gloroots follows the same approach. Our Australia pricing starts at a competitive rate. The final cost depends on the employment laws of the location.

Our pricing makes employee spending effective. When you hire through Gloroots, you get HR support, benefits management, and a live dashboard for tracking spending in real-time.

Key Metrics For Foreign Employers

Here are a few factors for you to reflect upon, before you consider hiring in Australia.

Factors Global Ranking Interpretation
Rule of law 13 Indicates effectiveness of law enforcement
Labour-employer cooperation 37 Indicates positive labor-employee relationships
Reading Maths, and Science 19 Indicates average scores in OECD's survey of 15-year old students
University Ranking 5 Indicates average QS rankings
Labour productivity per employee 18 Indicates total output by the total labor input used to produce that output
Ease of finding skilled employees 96 Indicates findability of skilled talent
Workforce with tertiary education 16 Indicates % of workforce with PG degrees
Digital Skills n/a Indicates prevalence of advanced digital skills in the population


Source: The Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2022

Why work in Australia?

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Grow your team in Australia

As you build your team, hiring the right people for the right roles at the right time is crucial. In Australia, employers need local setup and resources for compliance, payroll, taxes, and benefits – it's quite complex.

With Gloroots' global Employer of Record (EoR) service, you can offload tasks like payroll, tax, benefits, and compliance. This way, you can focus on what truly counts: your employees and growing your business.

Risks of misclassification

"Misclassification of employees" means wrongly categorizing workers by employers. It's when they treat someone as a contractor, skipping laws and benefits they should get as employees. Using Gloroots' PEO/EOR in Australia lowers misclassification risks. They handle rules, proper categorization, correct payroll, and full benefits. You focus on your main work while experts manage employment stuff.

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Employing in Australia

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Tax

Tax and Social Security contribution:

Employer Contribution Employee Contribution
Tax 15.35% - 17.35% Up to 45%
Corporate Tax 30% (standard rate) -
VAT 10% -
Payroll Tax 4% or 9% (depending on the employee's income level) -
Social Security 10.5% of the employee's salary to superannuation 3.5% (2% Medicare and Disability Care, additional 1.5% surcharge on income exceeding certain limits)

Separation

Termination Process

Termination of an employee in Australia requires written notice from the employer, who may opt to allow the employee to work during the notice period or provide payment instead. Notice periods and severance pay can be subject to negotiation through employment agreements.

Severance Pay

Severance pay in Australia depends on the length of the employee's service. Employees with less than one year of service are not eligible for severance pay.

Service Duration Minimum Severance Pay
1-2 4 weeks
2-3 6 weeks
3-4 7 weeks
4-5 8 weeks
5-6 10 weeks
6-7 11 weeks
7-8 13 weeks
8-9 14 weeks
9-10 16 weeks

Severance pay is reduced to twelve weeks for employees with at least ten years of continuous service, based on a 2004 Redundancy Case decision by the national Australian Industrial Relations Commission.

Notice Periods

The duration of the notice period for employee termination in Australia is contingent upon the employee's tenure within the company.

Service Duration Notice Period
Less than a year 1 week
1-3 years 2 week
3-5 years 3 week
5 or more years 4 week
Aged 45 and above, with at least 2 years of employment Additional week’s notice

Probation Periods

The probation period's length, which occurs at the beginning of employment, is determined by the employer and typically lasts between three and six months in Australia.

Minimum Employment Period

As per the Australian Fair Work Act, employees must complete a Minimum Employment Period before having access to an unfair dismissal claim in case of termination. This period is six months for companies with more than 15 employees and 12 months for small businesses with fewer than 15 employees.

Start Hiring in Australia today

When hiring globally, ensuring compliance comes with its own set of battles. Employers must ensure all hiring and onboarding activities adhere to employment laws, payroll procedures, DE&I compliance, GDPR, and similar data protection. If it is painstaking to set up infrastructure and kick-start your hiring, monitoring the ever-changing compliance landscape is another uphill task. Gloroots helps you minimize all these efforts by providing a single window to manage all these tasks. Our in-house experts fully shield you from cross-border employment and payroll compliance risks. They do this by helping you generate employment contracts, on-time payments, and compliant benefits while you focus only on screening talent. Our promise is a stress-free global employment experience for you and your employees. 

Contact our experts today to kickstart your global hiring campaign.

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