The National Employment Standards (also known as the NES) cover everyone in the national workplace relations system. They started on 1 January 2010.
The National Employment Standards are 10 minimum conditions for employees. Together with the national minimum wage, they are a minimum safety net for employees.
They include minimum entitlements for leave, public holidays, notice of termination and redundancy pay.
An employee’s minimum entitlements can also come from a modern award or agreement.