Job ad legal requirements

It pays to know the job ad legal requirements. Misleading jobs cause job seekers a great deal of hardship and difficulty.

Did you know misleading job ads carry heavy penalties under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL)? Penalties ranging up to $1.1 million for the most serious breaches.

Don’t get caught out!

Here are some examples to land you in hot water:

  • Not providing enough information. For example, nature of work, employment status-full-time,part-time, casual, remuneration, location.
  • Not advertising an actual job. I.e training schemes and recruitment agencies displaying a job with no actual job.

Here are examples of what to consider when placing an ad:

  • An actual position vacant that describes the remuneration, location and name of the business.
  • When the role is not a full time, part time, casual role or genuine temp role, it should be advertised elsewhere. For example if it is a business opportunity, it should be placed under business opportunity, which follows the Corporations Act 2001.
  • If you ask people to pay for training fees as part of the employment, it is not a genuine employment role and should be placed in a general classified or opportunity section.
  • When you ask people to apply using a link to somewhere else the information should be the same as the ad.

If you need help with creating a job ad or unsure if your ad meets the above criteria, email Linda hello@naturaltherapistjobs.com.au for a complimentary discussion on how we can help.

Visit the ACCC accc.gov.au


Want to know the insider secrets of how to write emails to land your dream job?

Yes please! Grab your 6 free email templates below.

 

News