Every Australian employee has a contract of employment, whether it’s set out in writing or not.
When you’re offered a job, your employer should let you know what pay and employment conditions you will get. This is sometimes set out in a letter of offer and forms part of your employment contract.
If your employer doesn’t tell you or give it to you in writing, ask for it. Your employment contract must provide pay and conditions that meet the minimum requirements under any relevant award, enterprise agreement or workplace relations laws that cover your job.
To find out more about your employment rights and responsibilities visit the Young Worker Toolkit