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A Toolkit to assist national system employees in Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland to recover minimum entitlements in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.
This Toolkit is designed to assist national employment system employees in Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland who are capable of representing themselves in what is known as a small claim in the Fair Work division of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (the Court).
A small claim allows employees to sue their employers if the employer breached the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (or related laws) by not paying the employee the correct entitlements. There is a cap to the amount that can be claimed through the small claims jurisdiction – $100,000 as of 1 July 2023.
If you make a small claim, you will need to satisfy the Court that the amount you wish to recover is one of the following:
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