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Employment Law ChangesDecember 4, 2017
There is an important update for employers with staff covered by the Pastoral Award 2010, with changes being in effect from the start of the first full pay period starting on or after 27 November 2017. The change is a new term relating to the taking of time off in lieu of overtime (TOIL).
The change only covers staff under the Broadacre Farming and Livestock Operations; Pig Breeding and Raising; and Poultry Farming streams of the Award.
The clause provides that an employer and employee can agree to the employee taking time off instead of being paid for the overtime. What is different about this new clause, compared to the previous TOIL clause, are the procedural requirements around this agreement.
Details of the new term are as follows:
The changes are now in effect, and employers should be across which staff are covered and how to appropriately handle TOIL in the workplace in line with these changes. For advice on the changes employers should contact Employsure on 1300 651 415.