Employing people and workers rights

All employers in the Northern Territory (NT) must treat workers in line with national law.

You must understand employee entitlements and your obligations as an employer relating to work conditions, wages, leave, allowances and training.

Pay, leave and entitlements

Read about your pay, leave and entitlement responsibilities as an employer on the Australian Government website.

Detailed information about the conditions you must give your workers is on the Fair Work Ombudsman website.

You must also make superannuation contributions for your employees. For more information, go to the Australian Tax Office website.

Work health and safety

Read about your work health and safety requirements for your employees.

Workers compensation

If you are an employer, you must have a workers compensation insurance policy.

Read more about workers compensation claims.


You must treat workers fairly and without discrimination.

Training and development

Training and developing your staff will improve productivity and benefit your business.

Read about funding to upskill or reskill employees.

Last updated: 28 June 2019

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