National Employment Law Australia189 views • Nov 03, 2022
As an employee in Australia, you are protected by national employment law at federal and/or the state/territory levels. If you are facing an issue at work, it is useful to know about the national employment laws as they set out the minimal requirements for the vast majority of workplaces in Australia.
Australian Employment Law
The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) is the most important employment law in Australia. It establishes the Fair Work System, which has the 10 minimum National Employment Standards. The Standards outline the maximum number of working hours your employer can require you to work, flexible working arrangements, parental leave and other entitlements, and annual leave. They cover other types of leave, such as compassionate leave and long service leave. Regulations under national employment law on public holidays and termination and redundancy are also outlined in the Standards.