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Queensland Employment Standards

The Queensland Employment Standards are a set of nine minimum employment conditions for employees in the state industrial relations system: all Queensland and local government employees.

They are set out in the Industrial Relations Act 1999 (Chapter 2A) and cover:

  • minimum wage
  • annual leave
  • personal leave, including sick, carer’s, bereavement and cultural leave
  • parental leave
  • long service leave
  • public holidays
  • jury service.

The QES will work with awards to continue to provide a fair safety net for employees. Read more about awards.

More information

Read about Queensland's industrial framework.

Contact your agency's human resources team.

Last updated:
12 May, 2016
Last reviewed:
16 August, 2013

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