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Working in Australia Your rights and entitlements. Date: 31/05/2014 Presented by: Carey Trundle and Kris Pronk. What we will cover today. The Fair Work Ombudsman Overseas Workers Team The Fair Work System National Employment Standards Modern Awards Minimum wages Pay slips Watch out for…

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Working in australia your rights and entitlements

Working in AustraliaYour rights and entitlements

Date: 31/05/2014

Presented by: Carey Trundle and Kris Pronk


What we will cover today

What we will cover today

  • The Fair Work Ombudsman

  • Overseas Workers Team

  • The Fair Work System

    • National Employment Standards

    • Modern Awards

    • Minimum wages

    • Pay slips

  • Watch out for…

  • Case studies

  • If you have an issue at work

  • Help in your language

  • Questions?


The fair work ombudsman

The Fair Work Ombudsman

  • Independent government agency

  • We make sure that everyone’s rights at work are protected, understood and enforced

  • We work with both employees and employers

    • Eg. we provide free assistance and advice

    • Eg. we investigate complaints

  • Natalie James is the Fair Work Ombudsman and is supported by 800 staff around Australia

  • Fair Work Act 2009


Overseas workers team

Overseas Workers Team


The national employment standards

The National Employment Standards


Modern awards

Modern Awards


Minimum wages

Minimum wages

  • You must be paid at least your minimum wage for each hour that you work

  • Minimum wages are set by:

    • Modern award

    • National Minimum Wage ($16.37 per hour)

  • Annual Wage Review may result in increases to minimum rates of pay


Pay slips

Pay slips


Watch out for

Watch out for…

  • Being asked to work for free

  • Being given goods or services instead of pay

  • Having money taken out of your pay

  • Being asked to give your employer an ABN

  • Not being given a payslip


Case study svetlana

Case Study - Svetlana

  • Asked to work extra hours.

  • Is given goodsinstead of money for extra hours worked

  • What should she do? What are her rights?


Case study rana

Case Study - Rana

  • Expected to arrive 30 minutes early to set up for no extra pay

  • Hourly rate too low but worried she’ll lose her job if she complains

  • What should she do? What are her rights?


Case study ali

Case Study - Ali

  • Ali only works a few hours a week.

  • His boss never lets him have time off when his kids get sick.

  • What should he do? What are his rights?


If you have an issue at work

If you have an issue at work…

  • Check your facts – visit fairwork.gov.au/employment/international-students or call the Fair Work Infoline in 13 13 94

  • Discuss it with your employer in the first instance. We have a course on having difficult conversations that can help you prepare for the discussion – visit fairwork.gov.au/learning

  • If this doesn’t resolve the issue you can ask the Fair Work Ombudsman to help – visit fairwork.gov.au/complaints


Help in your language

Help in your language

  • We have also have resources in your language – visit fairwork.gov.au/contact-us/languages

  • You can call the Infoline through the Translating and Interpreting Service by dialling 13 14 50


Questions

Questions?


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