Right of entry

Union officials may have a right to enter building worksites under certain circumstances.

Industrial action

Industrial action can be lawful or unlawful depending on the circumstances.


Coercion is the act of organising or taking action, or threatening to organise or take action against someone with the intent to influence that person or another person to do something.

Freedom of Association

A union or an employer may be breaking the law if they put pressure on workers to make a decision about joining, not joining or leaving a union.


Discrimination is taking an adverse action against someone in the workplace or against a prospective employee because of personal attributes protected by the FW Act.

Unlawful pickets

It is unlawful to organise or engage in conduct that prevents or restricts people from accessing or leaving building sites.

Wages and entitlements

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

Independent contractors

When you engage someone to do work for you, it is important to know whether you are engaging the person as an employee or a contractor.

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