• Most people are entitled to the rights outlined below.  However, in many cases, qualifying conditions must be fulfilled before a right may be claimed.  Some rights apply to all employees as soon as they start work; others depend on factors such as length of service, continuity of employment and activities in addition to the job, for example, union work.   
  • In addition to the rights outlined around qualifying periods, a number of other rights and responsibilities exist. These relate to rest breaks, the number of hours a worker can be required to work and paid leave.