Starting a new job is an exciting and challenging time. It’s important for employers to use good hiring processes, and for everyone to follow minimum rights and responsibilities.
All about pay, hours at work, record keeping and what breaks employees are entitled to.
Employees become entitled to annual holidays, public holidays, sick leave, bereavement leave, parental leave and other types of leave as long as they meet certain conditions.
Clear workplace policies and procedures support employment agreements and mean everyone knows how things are meant to be done. This section provides help in some key areas.
The best way to prevent and resolve relationship problems between employers and employees.
There are several ways in which employment relationships may be ended, such as resignation, retirement, dismissal or redundancy.
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27 June 2016
Overview of the minimum rights and responsibilities for employees and employers.
Outlines minimum requirements by length of work period.
Work out if a public holiday is mondayised for an employee.
02 October 2017
Questions for employees to ask at job interview, or as part of negotiating the employment agreement, or when they start work
Notice employers must give employees going on parental leave.
Notice employers must give employees about parental leave payments.
Notice employers must give employees going on protected leave in a situation of national interest.
Notice employers must give employees going on protected leave for service in time of war or emergency.
Please note that this content will change over time and may be out of date.
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