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Why You're Here!

Creating a worldwide workforce is a continuous process that extends beyond a contract.

TCWGlobal surpasses the typical employer of record (EOR) by ensuring that your team receives personalized attention, ranging from smooth payrolling management to customized benefits based on your specific needs and location.

  • Hire compliantly in 150 countries
  • Provide customized service and benefits
  • Remove the risk from your organization
Worker Classifications

There are no official subcategories of Workers. However, Workers may be engaged as "casual" meaning there is no commitment to provide work or a continued pattern of work. Casual Workers have different statutory entitlements. 

Fixed-Term Contracts

Fixed term contracts are rare in Australia, but they are permitted and are restricted in duration to two years if permissible. Ending a fixed-term agreement before its expiration is considered a bread of the contract. It is more common to execute a "Maximum Term" agreement, where the arrangement expires at the end of the term but may be terminated by either party during the term. Maximum term agreements are also subject to statutory restrictions. 

Probationary Periods

Unless otherwise dictated by registered agreement or modern award, probationary periods are generally limited to three to twelve months.


In Australia, Workers recognize 7 national paid public holidays in addition to any holidays declared in the applicable state or territory. Workers’ entitlements on those days depend on the law of the state or territory as well as any applicable awards, enterprise agreements, and other registered agreements.


Most Workers receive four weeks of paid vacation per year accrued at a rate based on their ordinary hours of work. Vacation time is accrued per paycheck and if unused, rolls over year to year. Any accrued but unused leave must be paid at the time of termination. Workers may be due additional vacation entitlements based on any applicable awards, enterprise agreements, and other registered agreements. 

Sick Leave

Most Workers are entitled to 10 days of paid personal/carers leave per year, 2 days of paid compassionate leave per occurrence, and 2 days of unpaid carers leave per occurrence. Workers may be due additional entitlements based on any applicable awards, enterprise agreements, and other registered agreements.

Working Hours

A regular workweek is Monday through Friday, up to 7.6 hours per day and 38 hours per week.


Provisions for overtime or time in lieu are based on the law, modern award, or registered agreement applicable to each Worker.

Mandatory Bonuses

There are no mandatory bonuses in Australia.


Unless on a fixed term agreement or in cases of serious misconduct, Workers must be given advanced written notice prior to terminations. Under the Fair Work Act, the amount of written notice required depends upon the length of the Worker’s service.  Additional requirements may be imposed by any applicable awards, enterprise agreements, and other registered agreements.  Client must allow for the legally required notification period or provide the equivalent pay in lieu.


Workers must give Client and/or Contractor two weeks’ notice of termination of their employment unless otherwise agreed by the parties.

Other End of Employment Rules

If a Worker or group of Workers are let go through no fault of their own (i.e. "redundancy") additional notice and compensation may be due. In some cases, the local labor authorities must be notified. 

Unique Country Nuances

Although the Fair Work Act outlines employment law, most Workers' entitlements are government by registered agreement (akin to a collective bargaining agreement) or 'Modern Award' (akin to a wage order). Different Modern Awards may apply based on the nature of the work. Within a Modern Award, entitlements may vary based on education level, work experience, or full-time versus part-time or casual status.

Mandatory Employer Costs

Employers must contribute to a Worker's superannuation fund (11%). 

How an EOR Can Help You Win Fast

TCWGlobal stands unmatched as the leading employer of record service provider. Our global reach, expertise in diverse industries, and commitment to client satisfaction makes us the best choice. Looking for a global employer of record or international payrolling partner that will work with you and not for you? Trust TCWGlobal. We are here for you.

Common Pitfalls in Choosing an EOR

When choosing an Employer of Record (EOR) service, people often make mistakes such as overlooking compliance, global reach, technology integration, company experience, and fee transparency. Watch this video to see what to consider when picking an EOR. 

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