Which legal system applies to me at work - the Federal or the State system?

Which legal system applies to me at work - the Federal or the State system?

Normally it will be both that applies to you at work and the answer can be very confusing. For example, most workers are now covered by Federal industrial relations legislation but are still covered by State legislation if they are injured at work. As a general rule most employees of State governments (other than in Victoria and the Territories) are still covered by State industrial relations law and everyone else is covered by Federal industrial law. Long service leave is generally covered by State law.

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