Employment

A guide for young workers

Fair Work Ombudsman
Starting a job - employment contracts - work experience and paid work - pay and conditions - superannuation - safety and accidents - problems at work - finishing up - termination of employment - checklist - helpful hints.

Offered a job? Know your workplace rights

Industrial Relations (NSW)
Employment information for young people starting work. Covers letter of offer, pay, rights and responsibilities, trial period.

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Legal Aid New South Wales
Plain language information about unpaid wages and entitlements at work.

Fair Work Ombudsman

Fair Work Ombudsman
Fair Work Ombudsman gives advice and information on workplace rights and responsibilities - pay - awards - leave - conditons of employment - termination of employment - investigates workplace complaints - enforces compliance with national workplace laws.
Information in various languages - Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Filipino, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Nepali, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Tongan, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese.

Employment and the law - Hot Topics issue no 76

Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC)
Overview of the Fair Work Act - federal and state workplace regulation - starting a job - conditions and entitlements - how to handle workplace problems and discrimination - health and safety - workplace injury - bullying and harassment - leaving work - resignation, redundancy and dismissal.

Employment problems - spot the signs

Legal Aid New South Wales
Problems with minimum wages - payslips - trial periods - casual hours - permanent employees - superannuation - unfair dismissal - contact information for Legal Aid NSW Employment Law Services.
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Employment, Ch 24: The law handbook, 12th ed

Thomson Reuters
Overview of national workplace relations system - Fair Work Act - Fair Work Ombudsman - terms and conditions of employment - modern awards - enterprise agreements - termination of employment - unfair dismissal - unlawful termination - NSW workplace relations law - discrimination in employment - health and safety - unions.
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LawAssist - wages and entitlements

LawAccess NSW
Types of employment - what to do if entitlements are not paid - contacting Fair Work Ombudsman - starting a court case - after court - instructions and sample forms.

LawAssist - wages and entitlements - forms

LawAccess NSW
Instructions and sample forms - letter of demand - deed of release - Federal Circuit Court forms - application form for Fair Work Division - affidavit - statement of claim - subpoena.

National employment standards

Fair Work Ombudsman
From 1 January 2010, the new National Employment Standards (NES) apply to all NSW private sector employees. All employees have minimum conditions including leave entitlements, maximum hours of work, public holidays and notice of termination.

Fair Work Commission

Fair Work Commission
National workplace relations tribunal - minimum wages and employment conditions - national awards and agreements - dispute resolution - industrial action and termination of employment.
Some information is available in Arabic, Chinese Croatian, Dari, Greek, Filipino, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Thai, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

Employing staff in Australia - Fair Work Ombudsman videos

Fair Work Ombudsman
Employee rights - pay - employers' responsibilities.
Also available in Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Indonesian, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Khmer, Sinhalese, Turkish, Vietnamese.

International students - know your workplace rights

Fair Work Ombudsman
Looking for work - workplace rights - full-time, part-time and casual work.
Available in Chinese, Korean, Nepali, Portuguese, Thai.

Working with children check

NSW Commission for Children and Young People
Working with children check for employers - certificate for self-employed people - child safe check for organisations.

NSW Industrial Relations website

Industrial Relations (NSW)
On 1 January 2010, all NSW employers and their employees previously covered by the state industrial relations system (mainly sole traders and partnerships) moved into the new national Fair Work system. Information for workers, employers and carers.

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