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Changes to the Sugar Industry Award – February 2020

Published March 11, 2020 (last updated June 25, 2020) Author: Employsure
Changes to the Sugar Industry Award

What’s Changed In The Sugar Industry Award?

The Fair Work Commission has recently made Sugar Industry Award a number of changes to the Sugar Industry Award 2010 (the Award), including:

  • Amending the definition of each sector in the Award, including the field, milling, refinery, distillery and bulk terminal operations definitions
  • Moving the definition of ‘seasonal employee‘ to the Types of Employment section of the Award, and specifying that a seasonal employee must be engaged on a full-time or part-time basis
  • Confirming that casual employees in the field sector engaged on a piecework basis are entitled to both the casual loading and the piecework loading, with each to be calculated on the minimum hourly rate
  • Amending the interaction of the hot work allowance and other allowances payable in the milling, distillery, refinery and maintenance sector
  • Introducing a new obligation to provide tools or a tool allowance for apprentice employees in the milling, distillery, refinery and maintenance sector

What Do I Need To Do?

If you’re a business owner that has employees under the Sugar Industry Award 2010, you must comply with the changes. These changes came into effect on 10 February 2020.

How Can Employsure Help You?

Not a client? If you need help understanding and implementing these changes, please contact Employsure on 1300 207 182 and we can give you free, initial advice on this topic. If you’d like more help implementing these changes in your business and are interested in ongoing support, Employsure can help you.

Employsure clients affected by the changes to the Sugar Industry Award have been notified of these changes by email. Get in contact with Employsure if you have any trouble understanding or implementing these changes.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When did these changes come into effect?

    These changes came into effect on Monday 10 February.

  • Has the Pay Rate Schedule changed?

    There are no updates required for this change to the Sugar Industry Award.

  • Do you need help understanding these changes to the Sugar Industry Award?

    Not a client? If you do need help understanding and implementing these changes, feel free to ring Employsure on 1300 207 182. We can give you free, initial advice on these changes to the Sugar Industry Award.

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