We have developed this checklist to help you establish what you need to do if you intend to retrench staff.
Discuss your business issues with a business mentor or industry group such as the Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) or The Australian Industry Group (AiG).
Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ph: (03) 8662 5333
Australian Industry Group Ph: 1300 55 66 77
Look at other options before deciding to retrench staff e.g. restructure; reduced hours with agreement of employees, etc.
|Consult with Business Victoria regarding options and advice for businesses facing challenges.|
Business Victoria Ph: 13 22 15
Consult with your employees and union/s on the planned changes.
Advise the Commonwealth Department of Human Services, Centrelink of the proposed retrenchments.
Department of Human Services, Centrelink Ph: 13 11 58
Check your Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) or Award to confirm your obligations.
Check that you are meeting your obligations as a business regarding:
Contact the Jobs Victoria Workers in Transition team to arrange a seminar to support and assist your retrenched workers throughout the process.
Ph: 1300 208 575
Consider contacting local companies in your industry or similar industries who may have vacancies.