Information for employers

As an employer, you can invite a job applicant to look around the workplace, observe the work, demonstrate basic skills and meet other staff. However, if you require someone to perform productive work, or spend a shift in the workplace, then you are obliged to ensure they receive the same minimum entitlements under an award or agreement as your other employees.

Employer obligations include:

  • providing minimum conditions of employment, such as minimum wages and meal breaks
  • keeping records, such as time and wages records, and providing pay slips
  • complying with requirements relating to occupational health and safety, superannuation and taxation legislation
  • meeting any other contractual entitlements.

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Page last updated: 08 Dec 2011