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My rights at work: Australian law and you

My rights at work

My rights at work is a community legal education (CLE) package about many legal employment issues that recent arrivals to Australia may encounter.

Who can use it?

We have developed the package to help lawyers and others who deliver training about employment law to recent arrivals.

Who is it for?

It is for people who have been in Australia for less than 5 years and who attend Adult Migrant English Programs, job seeker programs or other groups run by settlement services.

How to use the resources

The resources in the package are designed to be easily understood by people who are not familiar with Australian workplace laws. It can be used with groups who have different levels of English understanding - and with groups who need an interpreter and those who do not.

You can adapt the resource to suit your audience. You can do this by either:

Click on a heading below to download the resources in this package

Where to get more information

For more information please contact the Community Legal Education Branch at Legal Aid NSW at cle@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

If you need the videos used in this package in a different format, for example MP4, please contact us. Also contact us if you would like to suggest any changes to the package.

To book a My Rights at Work workshop for your students or groups please submit this on-line form.

Related workshop

Let's talk: Australian law and you. This workshop covers key features about the Australian law and the legal system.

It is for people who have been in Australia for less than 5 years and who attend Adult Migrant English Programs, job seeker programs or other groups run by settlement services.

Legal Aid NSW has used resources produced by Westjustice Community Legal Centre Victoria as part of their Newly Arrived Refugee Employment Law Project. Legal Aid NSW has also used video resources produced by the Fair Work Ombudsman

The package is designed to provide a general guide to some areas of employment law. It is not a comprehensive examination of the law. It is correct in 2018, but the law can change quickly. If you have a personal legal problem you should talk to a lawyer.

© The Legal Aid Commission of NSW 2018. You may copy, print, distribute, download and otherwise freely deal with this work for a non-profit purpose provided that you attribute Legal Aid NSW as the owners. To reproduce or modify the work for any other purpose you need to ask for and be given permission by Legal Aid NSW.