According to Australian law, all employees working in Australia, regardless of their nationality, are entitled to equal basic employee rights and legal protection, such as minimum wage, standard hours, paid holidays, and Superannuation. Employers are responsible for providing appropriate employee benefits according to the employment status (full-time, part-time, and casual).
However, both employers and employees must be aware of the work restrictions on the employee’s visa, such as weekly hour restrictions or single employer restrictions, regardless of whether the employee is full-time, part-time, or casual.
Therefore, the statement that overseas workers have fewer employee benefits is incorrect. As long as overseas workers have valid and appropriate visas and comply with relevant hour restrictions or single employer restrictions, all employees working in Australia are entitled to equal basic employee rights and legal protection.
Whether you are an employer or an employee, if you do not understand your employment rights, please contact us immediately. Our lawyers are very willing to answer your related legal questions and ensure that you are not unfairly exploited in the employment relationship.
Disclaimer: This is only a general summary and guidance and cannot be regarded as a specific question for your individual questions. The law is complicated, and we strongly recommend that you seek professional legal advice. Canaan Lawyers will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by any person due to the information contained or missing in the document.