Wages and entitlements

This section provides information about your workplace rights and obligations in relation to wages and entitlements. 


An employee's minimum pay rate can come from an award, enterprise agreement or other registered agreement or the national minimum wage.



Employees can take leave for many reasons, including to go on a holiday, because they are sick or to take care of sick family members.


Ending employment

Employment can end for many different reasons. An employee may resign or can be dismissed (fired). However it ends, it’s important to follow the rules about dismissal, notice and final pay.


Employee entitlements

There are rules about what employees get at work, such as what hours they work and how often they have to have a break. These rules can be set out in different places such as an award, registered agreement or an employment contract.


Awards and agreements

Minimum conditions at work can come from registered agreements, awards or legislation.

Need more information?

For further information, advice or assistance please contact the ABCC at 1800 003 338 or enquiry@abcc.gov.au.