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Changes to the General Retail Industry Award 2010.

Published January 08, 2018 (last updated June 16, 2020) Author: Employsure
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The Fair Work Commission has issued changes to the General Retail Industry Award 2010, which will take effect from the start of the first full pay period starting on or after 1 January 2018.

What are the changes?

Under the updated provision, casual employees are now entitled to overtime penalty rates for work they perform in excess of 38 hours per week (or, where they work on a roster, they perform work for more than 38 hours per week averaged over a roster cycle). In addition, casual employees will be entitled to overtime penalty rates for hours worked outside the span of hours for each day or more than nine hours per day, provided that one day per week, a casual may work 11 hours without attracting overtime penalties.

The rate at which casual employees should be paid for these overtime hours is 175% of the ordinary hourly rate for the first three hours and 225% of the ordinary hourly rate thereafter. The overtime rate for casual employees on a Sunday is 225% of the ordinary hourly rate and 275% of the ordinary hourly rate on a public holiday.

What do employers do now?

The changes take effect from the start of the first full pay period starting on or after 1 January 2018.

For advice on the changes and the updated rates contact Employsure on 1300 207 182.

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