Australia's employment law is too complicated. Many businesses are afraid to expand because they fear the consequences of employing extra staff. Others struggle under the burden of staff that do not contribute as much as they could but are protected by the complex and arcane laws. This book deals with the complex issues in a straightforward and matter of fact way. All the issues that come up in the daily process of running a business are presented in the language of the business owner. Based on John Grant's well-established /100 Frequently Asked Questions about Employment Law/, Hiring and Firing is the document that employers have been waiting for. Supported by templates for letters and contracts ready to download and use on the accompanying CD, this book will keep owners and managers out of the employment tribunal and focused on running their businesses. John Grant, cut his teeth in the Arbitration and Conciliation commission on behalf of the Australian Workers Union. Combining his legal practice with journalism he has focused on the issues he understands best.