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Your Leave & Hours

You are entitled to certain minimum paid and unpaid leave under the National Employment Standards (NES). No extra agreement with your employer can alter these minimums. Below are the general rules regrading your minimum leave entitlements.


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Public Holidays

Monday, 27 June 2011

What are the minimum public holiday entitlements under the NES?

Personal Leave

Monday, 27 June 2011

What is compassionate leave and carer's leave? What type of personal leave am I entitled to?

Hours of Work (Incld. Reasonable Additional Hours)

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Under the NES your regular hours of work cannot exceed 38 hours a week. However, your employer can ask you to work 'reasonable additional hours'. Exactly what does this mean?

Parental Leave

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Under NES all employees are entitled to minimum leave for the birth or adoption of a child, and there are numerous flexibilities within the legislation.

Long Service Leave

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Long service leave is a reward for loyalty to a particular employer, but exactly what are your entitlements?

Annual Leave - Basics

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

A general overview of annual leave under the NES