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Pay and Leave

1. Pay

An employee’s minimum pay rate can come from an award, enterprise agreement or other registered agreement or the national minimum wage.

Employees have to be paid the right pay for all time worked, including time spent:

  • In training
  • In team meetings
  • Opening and closing the business
  • Working unreasonable trial shifts

A pay calculator to assist in finding the right pay for an employee is available at: Fair Work - Find Your Award

2. Leave

Employees can take leave for many reasons, including: to go on a holiday, because they are sick or to take care of sick family members.

Minimum leave entitlements for employees come from the National Employment Standards (NES). An award, registered agreement or contract of employment can provide for other leave entitlements but they can’t be less that what’s in the NES.

To assist employers to find the right leave entitlements for their employees a Leave Calculator is available at: Fair Work - Leave