Reading Warm-up – Part 28

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Reading Warm-up – Part 28

: Reading comprehension General 3

TRUE if the statement agrees with the information FALSE if the statement contradicts the information NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this

: (Entitlements (full-time employees

Sick leave: up to 10 days’ paid sick leave per year; more than 4 continuous days requires a medical certificate

Annual leave: 4 weeks’ paid leave per annum, plus an additional week for shift workers

Public holidays: a paid day off on a public holiday, except where reasonably requested to work. Employees working on public holidays are entitled lo 15% above their normal hourly rate

Notice of termination: 2 weeks’ notice of termination
3 weeks if the employee is more than 55 years old and has at least 2 years of continuous service

: Note
The entitlements you receive will depend on whether you are employed on a full-time, part-time or casual basis. If you work part-time, you should receive all the entitlements of a full-time employee but on a pro-rata or proportional basis. If you are a casual worker, you do not have rights to any of the above entitlements or penalty payments. Casual workers have no guarantee of hours to be worked and they do not have to be given advance notice of termination

 

: Questions

N1. A full-time worker needs a doctor’s note if he is sick for 4 days in a row
N2. A full-time night-shift worker is entitled to 5 week’s paid holiday each year
N3. Any workers over 55 are entitled to 3 week’s notice of termination
N4. Casual workers can be dismissed without notice

 

: Answers

Analysis

N1. False – more than 4 continuous days requires a medical certificate
N2. True – 4 weeks’ paid leave per annum, plus an additional week for shift workers
N3. False – 2 weeks’ notice of termination (3 weeks if the employee is more than 55 years old and has at least 2 years of continuous service) not any
N4. True – Casual workers have no guarantee of hours to be worked and they do not have to be given advance notice of termination

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