Work Rights Quiz
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*Three lucky winners will be announced on May 1, 2017. You must be an international student residing in Victoria to be eligible.
What does FWO stand for?
Fair Work Ombudsman
Facility and Waste Operations
For Winners Only
Fair Work Operations
What are my rights as an International Student employee?
I have a right to study
I have a right to work in a safe environment
I have a right to travel interstate
I have a right to eat whatever I want, whenever I want
How is Minimum Wage determined?
It is based on how long you have lived in Australia
It is decided annually by a specialist Minimum Wage Panel
It is determined by the education institution you attend
It changes with each new government
I’m grateful that I have a job even if it’s below the minimum wage - it’s already better than what you would normally get paid in my home country. Why should I fight for my rights?
It will be exciting and get a lot of views on Snapchat
It would make for a really good subject matter for an essay
The more people fight for their rights, the more likely it is that employers will obey the law and treat employees fairly
I shouldn't be grateful
Is it a breach of my visa conditions if I complain about my employer to the Fair Work Ombudsman?
As an employee, if you think that you are not being paid correctly and are not treated as you should be, who should you contact about it?
Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO)
Department of Justice (DOJ)
If someone asks you what work exploitation is, how would you answer them?
When you get paid minimum wage
When you are going to a party with your friends
When you are studying for exams
When you are not paid properly and are not given paid sick or annual leave
Sometimes employers ask you to do an unpaid trial shift before you start employment. This is not against the law if...?
You agree in advance and is within a reasonable time frame to assess if you have the skills to do the job
They feed you at least 2 meals
They allow you to leave start and end work at any time of your choice
You negotiate a nap break
What is the difference between a paid and unpaid internship?
If you can convince your employer to pay you
If you are an employee then you should be paid, if you are doing a vocational placement then it can be an unpaid internship
If you are volunteering for a not-for-profit organisation
If you are interning at a job, in a field of interest, even though you are not required to as part of your studies
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