What are the minimum employee entitlements in Australia?

In Australia, the National Employment Standards (NES) provide for 11 minimum entitlements for all employees, as follows:  

  • Maximum weekly hours 
  • Requests for flexible working arrangements 
  • Requests to convert from casual to permanent employment 
  • Parental leave and related entitlements 
  • Annual leave 
  • Personal/carer's leave, compassionate leave, and unpaid family and domestic violence leave 
  • Community service leave 
  • Long service leave 
  • Public holidays 
  • Notice of termination and redundancy pay 
  • Fair Work Information Statement 

All employers must comply with these entitlements and protect and provide benefits for their employees. An employment contract can’t offer conditions less than what is required by the NES.  

Employers may offer additional benefits to their employees as they see fit. A local PEO can ensure that these benefits are compliant with local labor law and are well-documented and managed for your company. 

If you have questions about providing benefits for employees in Australia, please get in touch with our team today! 

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