National Employment Standards (NES)

The National Employment Standards (NES) are a set of 11 basic employment entitlements that must be provided to all employees in Australia.

The National Employment Standards (NES) are a cornerstone of Australian workplace rights providing a foundation of 11 basic entitlements for employees. These include maximum weekly hours, requests for flexible working arrangements, various types of leave (annual, personal, parental, etc.), public holidays, notice of termination and redundancy pay and the Fair Work Information Statement. These standards ensure a minimum level of protection for all employees in the national workplace system.

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