When can I get a job?
Did you know the laws for the legal age of employment have slightly changed?
All too often young people are subject to unfair treatment and discrimination in the workplace, particularly when it comes to fair pay. Recently the laws around what age a young person can get a job changed from 14 and 9 months to 15 years of age. There is however still some exceptions to this rule requiring particular permits. Victorian Legal Aid explains the law of the land clearly and simply including all the ins and outs around limitations of work hours. The Business Victoria website has even more detailed information around various industries and the differing laws for young people and age of employment. Another great website Lawstuff even covers the laws for all the different states and territories in Australia!