Rules apply to what conditions of employment are received by workers, including minimum wages, hours of work and break periods. Depending on the nature of the work and role being performed, these rules can be set out in relevant awards, registered agreements, employment contracts and legislation.
It can be difficult for employers and employees alike to properly navigate and understand the workplace relations system, and the operation and existence of workplace rights and entitlements. Receiving advice and assistance from suitably experienced legal professionals can make that process easier to understand and simpler to apply, and in certain circumstances ensure that adverse outcomes are avoided.
Queensland Law Practice’s professionals are experienced providing advice to employers and employees regarding workplace rights and entitlements across a range of industry and professional settings.
When hiring a new employee, it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the employee has been provided with all of their appropriate entitlements. Handshake deals and gentlemen’s agreements about entitlements cannot overturn the legal requirements to provide entitlements. An employee is lawfully entitled to:
- Full and Correct wages for the governing award, legislation or Enterprise Bargaining Agreement you are operating under;
- Full Personal and Annual leave entitlements;
- Full Superannuation contributions;
- Unpaid leave entitlements (dependent on the specific circumstances of the matter)
Queensland Law Practice has experts in Employment Law who can best guide you through any queries you have concerning an employee’s entitlements.