Starting a new job
Changes to casual employment – industrial relations reforms
On 26 March 2021, sections of the Fair Work Act relating to casual employees were amended.
We’ll have detailed information and guidance about the changes available for you soon. We’ll also be reviewing the information in this course.
For more information, see Changes to casual employment – industrial relations reforms.
On 13 August 2020, the High Court handed down a decision about the method of accruing and taking paid personal/carer’s leave under the National Employment Standards. The High Court has found that the entitlement to 10 days of personal/carer’s leave is calculated based on an employee’s hours of work, not days. 10 days of personal leave can be calculated as 1/26 of an employee's ordinary hours of work in a year.
The High Court’s decision overturns a decision made by the Full Federal Court in August 2019. We’re reviewing our information and will update this course soon.
Learn more about the decision at High Court decision: accrual of personal/carer’s leave.
This course provides general guidance about starting a new job.
It will help you understand:
- what your rights are
- what questions to ask
- the types of behaviour expected in the workplace.
There’s also information to help parents, teachers, friends and career advisers assist young people to start work in a confident and positive way.
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