When a young person enters the workforce for the first time in their life, it is important that they know and understand their rights, entitlements, and obligations as an employee. All of this depends on whether you have a full-time or part-time job.
Most full-time workers in Australia are entitled to 10 minimum entitlements, also known as National Employment Standards (NES) and workers rights Australia. A full list and description of these are available on the Fair Work Australia website. In a nutshell, it is about your required working hours, annual and service time, nursing or sick leave, paid public holidays, and minimum notice periods, to name just the most important ones.
In addition to a full-time or part-time job, it is common for seasonal workers to be employed in so-called fixed-term employment relationships. This is very similar to full-time employment, except that you know when your employment ends. Wage, annual, and private leave are available to fixed-term employees as well as full-time employees.
Six things every young worker should remember are the following:
As a new employee, you are required to receive the information document on the conditions of your employment in accordance with Fair Work Australia’s information statement to avoid workplace discrimination Australia.. Be sure to ask your employer about this working document.
Try to get a copy of your operating agreement, or at least ask your employer which awards or operating agreement you belong to. This may affect your terms of employment and entitlements.
Remember that it would be unlawful for your new employer to ask you to sign an agreement that you are either unhappy with or do not understand to your satisfaction.
If you work for a company that employs more than 15 people, you are entitled to severance pay if your job is no longer available or the employer becomes insolvent or insolvent.
You are entitled to 1 year of unpaid parental leave provided you have worked for the same employer for 12 consecutive months.
With sufficient justification, you are entitled to demand flexible working time arrangements. This includes situations, where you are the caregiver or parent of a child who is under school age, or your child, has a disability and is under the age of 18.
It’s worth noting that some of your minimum workplace entitlements may not apply if you’re employed part-time on a casual basis