Business Research Task : Employment Issues

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Commerce Research Task: Employment Issues Different types of employment contracts Awards are legal documents detailing the minimum terms and conditions of an employee’s job which involves wage rates, sick leave, holidays, overtime and other various minimum conditions. Employees are covered only by the award specific to their occupation or industry. If employees deem an award in their industry unfair, Fair Work Australia (FWA) are responsible for reviewing the award and if it is unfair, adjusting it. Enterprise Agreements are when employers negotiate with a group of employees or union about the pay and conditions of the job. All enterprise agreements are checked by FWA to ensure that they meet the minimum conditions specified in awards.…show more content…
The 10 NES entitlements consist of maximum weekly hours of work, request for flexible working arrangements, parental leave and related entitlements, annual leave, personal carers leave and compassionate leave, community service leave, long service leave, public holidays, notice of termination and redundancy pay, and a fair work information statement. The NES applies to all full-time and part-time employees but only some entitlements apply to casual workers. All employment contracts such as awards and enterprise agreements must use the NES as minimum requirements and cannot provide employees with anything less than that. Reasons for NES National Employment Standards are fundamental as they provide safety to workers and hence should be implemented. Particularly, NES aid in preventing the exploitation of workers. Laws such as the Fair Work Act 2009 encourage fairness within workplaces and offers protection to workers. Hence, this influences the establishment of NES. Minimum entitlements such as maximum weekly hours exist to offer workers the opportunity to balance work and family responsibilities. It also prevents employers exploiting their employees by forcing them to work many unreasonable hours additional to 38 hours
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