All employees in Australia are protected by certain legal rights. These cover the hours you work, the way you’re treated at work, your entitlements at work and your pay.
It is unlawful for an employer to offer you less than these rights, so it is really important you make sure you are familiar with them.
An Award (or Modern Award) is a legal document made by Fair Work Australia. They stipulate the minimum wages and conditions for an industry, occupation or enterprise.
There are more than 120 awards such as