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.