Employment Law

Workplace rights & entitlements

Rules apply to what conditions of employment are received by workers, including minimum wages, hours of work and break periods. Depending on the nature of the work and role being performed, these rules can be set out in relevant awards, registered agreements, employment contracts and legislation.

It can be difficult for employers and employees alike to properly navigate and understand the workplace relations system, and the operation and existence of workplace rights and entitlements. Receiving advice and assistance from suitably experienced legal professionals is essential so that both employers and employees alike can more easily understand the processes involved.

Emmanuel Lawyers is experienced providing advice to employers and employees regarding workplace rights and entitlements across a range of industry and professional settings.


When hiring a new employee, it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the employee has been provided with all their appropriate entitlements. Handshake deals and gentlemen’s agreements about entitlements cannot overturn the legal requirements to provide entitlements.

An employee is lawfully entitled to:

  • Full and correct wages for the governing award, legislation or Enterprise Bargaining Agreement you are operating under;
  • Full Personal and Annual leave entitlements;
  • Full Superannuation contributions;
  • Unpaid leave entitlements (dependent on the specific circumstances of the matter)

Emmanuel Lawyers can best guide you through any queries you have concerning an employee’s entitlements.

What to do if you have lost your job

Immediately seek expert legal advice and representation.

If you have been unfairly dismissed, a claim MUST be filed with the Fair Work Commission or the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission within 21 days of the date of your termination.

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You will not be treated like a file number, but as a real person, and a person going through a difficult and stressful experience. Get expert advice, not just what you want to hear, in a language you can understand, not “Legal-speak”!

Remember, whilst it is YOUR CASE, and YOUR RIGHTS, it is OUR FIGHT!

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