Human Resources Consulting

Making the jump from a self-employed business owner to a boss with employees, can be very daunting. There is a lot to consider and a lot that is required under the law, such as Workcover, for which “I didn’t know it was required” is not considered a viable argument for non-compliance.

If you pay wages and superannuation in excess of $7,500, you must have a WorkCover policy when employing staff in Victoria. Our HR Consultants can explain all your WorkCover obligations and utilise our strong business relationship with CGU Workers Compensation to ensure that you meet your WorkCover responsibilities.

As the old saying goes: “Hope for the best, plan for the worst.”

If the worst happens, and you need to deal with a Workcover claim as a result of a workplace accident, Sinclair Wilson can be there to help. We can guide you through this difficult time with compassion and understanding, whilst maintaining the professional relationships that are vital in such circumstances.  Knowing when to lodge your claim form, how to complete an incident report and engaging with the employee to obtain appropriate medical certificates are just a small part of the claim process. All steps are critical to ensure compliance and a successful outcome for an injured worker is reached.

For help with WorkCover and many other areas of Human Resources, including salary negotiations, dealing with difficult employees and promoting a productive working environment, contact Sinclair Wilson for a confidential appointment.