Employer Doctors (Practice management)
Members are invited to call the AMA here in Tasmania and we will ensure and highly qualified consultant from the AMA will call you to assist in the details of employing staff under the new Federal IR system, Fair Work Commission.
Conditions of employment for doctors employed in the private sector are subject to federal IR legislation. The minimum conditions are contained in the National Employment Standards (NES) of the Fair Work Act 2009. These standards apply to all employees in Australia.
The 10 minimum entitlements of the NES are:
- Maximum weekly hours
- Requests for flexible working arrangements
- Parental leave and related entitlements
- Annual leave
- Personal carers leave and compassionate leave
- Community service leave
- Long service leave
- Public holidays
- Notice of termination and redundancy pay
- Fair Work Information Statement
In addition, administrative and nursing staff are entitled to conditions of two federal awards. The links to the two awards are below.
GP Registrars (GPT 1, 2, 3 &4) employed on the Australian General Practice Training Program, have terms and conditions contained in an agreement brokered by the AMA called the National Terms and Conditions for Employment of Registrars. For information see:
Members can contact AMA for assistance with a review of their contract. For more information on the NES and conditions generally see the website of the Fair Work Ombudsman
Other important legislation impacting on employment conditions.