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Employment is a relationship between two parties, usually based on 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 Signed Employment Contract - No longer want job.

    Hi, hoping someone might be able to help. I was offered a new ongoing position which I accepted and signed an employment contract. However I no longer want the job due to a change in my circumstances. Am I obligated to start the new position? Are there any potential legal implications or...
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    QLD Contract changed without consent?

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    NSW Employment Contract Mobile Phone

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    VIC Is it legal that an employer withdraw an employment offer before its expiry date ?

    I got an employment offer from an employer. The offer has an expiry date. However, the employer noticed me they wanted to withdraw this offer before this expiry date. Is it legal? I thought we already agreed on a due date of this offer. What can I do? The expiry date is something like this...
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    QLD Withdraw an employment offer

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    Long service leaves VIC - employment started overseas

    Hi, I work with a multinational software services company. I have worked with this organization for over 13 years in total. I was deputed to work for Australian subsidiary around 3 years back and prior to that I have worked with the parent organisation (same group entity) at different...
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    QLD Real Estate Employment Law

    Both my daughter and I work for a real estate agency in different offices. I'm a Property Manager and she is a Property Manager Assistance. I'm looking at leaving and starting my own agency. Could she get the sack for conflict of interest?
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    NSW Employment Contract Restriction

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    SA casual employment rights

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    QLD Employment Lawyer, Brisbane.

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