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Rights and responsibilities

Employers and employees (including 'casuals') have important rights and responsibilities towards to each other, including young employees, and where employees work alone or work more than one job.

Minimum rights of employees

The minimum rights of an employee are the responsibility of the employer. These protect employees at work.

Minimum rights of employees – other language translations

Information on minimum employment rights and responsibilities is available in a range of languages, or download our quick guide.

Employment responsibilities

Employees and employers both have responsibilities towards each other.

Working more than one job

What responsibilities employees have towards their employers when working more than one job.

Protecting employees who work alone

There are a number of things to consider if an employee works alone.

Young employees

In some areas, slightly different laws apply to employees under the age of 18 compared with adult employees.

Page last revised: 08 May 2018

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