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Changes to the Pastoral Award 2010.

Published January 08, 2018 (last updated June 18, 2020) -
Sheep Grazing Near A River Pastoral Award

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The Fair Work Commission has issued changes to the Pastoral 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?

This update is in relation to junior employees that are school students and who are engaged to perform the work of a dairy operator. The minimum engagement period for these employees has been reduced to two hours. In order for this reduced minimum engagement period to apply, the employee must be:

  • engaged to perform the work of a dairy operator;
  • aged 18 years or younger; and
  • a full-time secondary school student.

Practically speaking, this means that every time an employee who meets all of the above criteria is required to attend for work, they are entitled to a minimum payment of two hours’ work.

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 651 415.

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