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Hannah June

Unlike majority of teenagers that work under a modern award


contract (Croll, 2015), Hannah works under a common law contract
because she has agreed with the piggery to negotiate privately the
terms and conditions of their contract. The owner and manager of
the piggery has negotiated with Hannah that the terms and
conditions of the contract are:
Hours of work, rest breaks and flexible work arrangements.
Allowance for uniform and tools
Superannuation
Training, provided by Charles while working on the Job
Wages, including penalty and overtime rates
Length of contract, Renews every New Year.
Leave, including sick, family and school exam weeks.
Common law contracts have quite a few advantages especially for
some one at a young age because Hannahs individual initiative is
rewarded and can improvably be rewarded as her skills progresses.
Also common law contracts are extremely flexible to suit the varied
needs of individuals (great for students), and employees under this
contract have the right to sue for compensation if the employment
conditions are not met. Disadvantages of this contract is that there
is less protection than other agreements, possible exploitation of
employees due to unfair bargaining and expense of any court case if
either party sues for compensation (Chapman & Malcolm, 2013).
If Hannah thinks that the terms and conditions from her common
law contract has been breached or her workplace rights (Fair Work
Act 2009) have been disregarded Hannah can ask her parents,
school or local police for support. If more action is required the issue
can be reported to (FWA) through Fair Work Ombudsman and the
issue will be investigated and if needed resolved (Australian
Government, 2013).