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Labour law (also known as labor law or employment law) mediates the relationship between workers, employing entities, trade unions and the government. Collective labour law relates to the tripartite relationship between employee, employer and union. Individual labour law concerns employees' rights at work also through the contract for work. Employment standards are social norms (in some cases also technical standards) for the minimum socially acceptable conditions under which employees or contractors are allowed to work. Government agencies (such as the former US Employment Standards Administration) enforce labour law (legislature, regulatory, or judicial).

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    Hi. I sued my ex-employer for underpayment and won in a local magistrates court via an employment claim. Self-represented. Court order in my favour. The employer ordered to pay an amount within 14 days, then 2 other amounts monthly over the following 2 months. The employer is refusing to...
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    QLD Safety breach - Employment Law

    Hi, Could you please advise on the following case. An employee was involved in a serious breach. Another 3 employees witnessed and decided to cover up the breach. About 18 months later, a couple of the employees talk about this case at a party, another employee overhears the conversation and...
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    VIC Leave loading entitlement

    I started a new position at work six months ago and signed a new contract. I have just had two weeks annual leave and queried why I did not get leave loading. Found out my new pay rate includes leave loading so they say I am not entitled to it. Fair enough from the date of the contract any leave...
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    QLD Pay withheld as rent

    Can an employer withold pay in lieu of rent owed? when the job was advertised as casual, own accommodation ie. Caravan, required, free site and power supplied. There was no written contract for rent signed by either party and a copy of job ad has been retained outlining the site and power were...
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    QLD Income protection group policy gone wrong

    Hey guys. I’d appreciate your advice on an issue I’m having. I broke my arm at home 8 weeks ago. I’m a tradesman so I haven’t been able to work. Luckily I’ve had savings and paid leave to use during this time. But I’ve been paying quite a high premium for income protection for three years now...
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    NSW Men must wear trousers and a shirt and tie... females... meh, wear whatever

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    QLD Employment Law - Employer's Obligation to Employee Entitlements?

    Does an employer have a legal obligation to inform employees of their entitlements under employment law?
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    QLD Discrimination - rescinded employment offer

    As an 18 year old, I received an infringement notice for possession of an illegal drug on two occasions (1 x ecstasy and the other 1 x joint). I've undertaken work with mental health practitioners to reform. I've worked (in a paid and voluntary capacity) with a diverse range of children and...
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    NSW Will I ever get paid?

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