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Having problems at work?

Not sure what you should be paid? Chasing unpaid wages? Been unfairly dismissed?

Find out what to do on the Work and employment topic on the Find Legal Answers website.

Where do I start?

Start with the LawAccess Representing yourself guide Employment rights. As well as information about unfair dismissal, general protections dismissal and wages and entitlements, you will find forms, flowcharts and sources of help. 

Ripped off by Legal Aid NSW sets out what it means to be an employee, how to check what type of employee you are, what your minimum entitlements are, how to check if your superannuation is being paid, and where to get help if you feel you have been wronged by your employer.

Need more?

The Law handbook chapter on employment covers the concept of employment, regulation of workplace relations, minimum standards and the safety net, remuneration, termination, unfair dismissal, discrimination, industrial organisations, safety, and the employment of children. 

The Fair Work Commission is Australia's national workplace relations tribunal. Find information about employment conditions and termination of employment.

Visiting the State Library to do some research?

The State Library has a large collection of text books, looseleaf services, legal encyclopaedias, databases, journals, legislation and court reports.

Looseleaf services are an excellent source of information as they contain commentary about cases and legislation and are updated frequently.  One useful looseleaf service is the Australian employment law guide, which covers topics including recruitment, contracts, discrimination, awards, pay, leave, superannuation, occupational health and safety, grievance handling, and termination.