National Employment Standards - Australian Government

Description

You will be required to comply with these National Employment Standards (NES) if you are an employer. The NES are ten minimum standards of employment entitlements for employees covered by the national workplace relations system.

The ten standards in summary are:

  • maximum weekly hours of work
  • requests 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
  • provision of a Fair Work Information Statement.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Fair Work Ombudsman

Contact details

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Enquiries

Operating address: Level 11
208 Bunda Street and cnr Akuna Street
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9887
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 13 13 94

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Enquiries

Operating address: Level 12
255 Elizabeth St
Sydney
New South Wales 2001
Phone: 13 13 94

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Enquiries

Operating address: Level 3
39-41 Woods Street
Darwin
Northern Territory 0801
Phone: 13 13 94

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Enquiries

Operating address: Level 17
400 George Street
Brisbane City
Queensland 4000
Phone: 13 13 94

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Enquiries

Operating address: Level 2
148 Frome Street
Adelaide
South Australia 5000
Phone: 13 13 94

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Enquiries

Operating address: Level 3
142 - 146 Elizabeth Street
Hobart
Tasmania 7000
Phone: 13 13 94

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Enquiries

Operating address: Level 6
414 La Trobe Street
Melbourne
Victoria 3000
Phone: 13 13 94

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Enquiries

Operating address: Level 9
140 St Georges Terrace
Perth
Western Australia 6000
Phone: 13 13 94