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Employment is a relationship between two parties, usually based on a contract where work is paid for, where one party, which may be a corporation, for profit, not-for-profit organization, co-operative or other entity is the employer and the other is the employee. Employees work in return for payment, which may be in the form of an hourly wage, by piecework or an annual salary, depending on the type of work an employee does or which sector they are working in. Employees in some fields or sectors may receive gratuities, bonus payment or stock options. In some types of employment, employees may receive benefits in addition to payment. Benefits can include health insurance, housing, disability insurance or use of a gym. Employment is typically governed by employment laws, organisation or legal contracts.

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    VIC Responding to a Form F53 - Employer represented by a lawyer

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    QLD Bullying by Manager

    Hi, can you give me guidance on how to handle a bullying complaint I made to my employer and what options I have to request for an outcome? I've been working in a senior position for this company for 5 years and feel my manager started bullying me approx. 12 months ago. I did not recognise it...
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    VIC Employer not willing to pay compassionate leave

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    NSW How can i lodge a case against my employer for not paying me for over 2 months?

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