I take over a gym and recruit the staff. However rather than recruit the staff to work in the gym I’ve taken over, I recruit them to work in another gym on the other side of town. Do I have to recognise the periods of service the employees had with the old operator?
No. The transferring employees have to either use the assets you acquired from the old employer, or there has to be some other relationship between the assets and their work, in order for the FW Act transfer of business provisions to apply.