Difference between employees and contractors
It is important to find out which kind of worker you are. Sometimes it is not easy to tell the difference. You may think you are an independent contractor when you are actually an employee.
Employment contracts and conditions
What should be included in an employment contract and the broader employment conditions that may affect your entitlements.
Minimum rates of pay and getting paid properly
How to find out about your minimum rate of pay and what you can do if you think your employer is not paying you properly.
Giving notice to end employment
In most cases employers must give notice if they are going to end your employment. If you are a permanent employee, check whether you have a document that explains the rules about leaving your job.
Termination of employment
What you can do if you think your employer terminated your employment for reasons that were unfair or against the law.
Superannuation and complaints
Who can help if you think your employer is not paying the correct superannuation entitlements.
Working with Children Check
Working with Children Checks aim to protect children from potential harm or sexual abuse. All people who work directly with children under 18 years of age must have a Working with Children Check.
What the law says about employers and employees responsibilities for healthy, safe workplaces.
Workplace bullying and discrimination
Your rights if you are bullied or discriminated against at work.
Speaking to your employer about discrimination
How you can speak to your employer about discrimination if someone at work is treating you badly for an unlawful reason.
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Reviewed 07 March 2022