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Employment Law ChangesJanuary 8, 2018
The Fair Work Commission has issued changes to the Restaurant Industry Award 2010, which will take effect from the start of the first full pay period starting on or after 1 January 2018.
The changes to the Restaurant Industry Award 2010 fall broadly into two categories: providing for greater flexibility in rostering of hours for part-time employees and providing for the entitlement to overtime penalty rates by casual employees.
The new provisions in the award allow for greater flexibility in rostering part-time employee hours. The new provisions provide as follows:
If the part-time employee already has a written agreement in place for a regular pattern of work, they are entitled to continue being rostered in accordance with that agreement unless that agreement is replaced with a new one that complies with the above criteria.
Another change to the award entitles casual employees to overtime penalty rates, specifically providing as follows:
The changes take effect from the start of the first full pay period starting on or after 1 January 2018.
In order to help you ensure you have the most appropriate rates for employees in your organisation, Employsure will have new pay rate schedules available in the new year. These can be found on MyEmploysure Portal.
For advice on the changes and the updated rates contact Employsure on 1300 651 415.