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Sunday Penalty Rate Changes for 2019

Published July 05, 2019 (last updated June 24, 2020) Author: Employsure
Sunday Penalty Rate Changes 2019

Sunday Penalty Rate Changes for 2019

As part of a staggered change to Sunday penalty rates, 1 July 2019 saw a reduction to certain penalty rates for employees under the Retail, Hospitality, Fast Food and Pharmacy Awards. Some of those reductions will continue in 2020.

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Here’s everything you need to know:

Changes for the: General Retail Industry Award 2010

Notes: There are different rates for shiftworkers and non-shiftworkers.

Shiftworkers

 Full & Part TimeCasual
Before 1 July 2019
195%
220%
After 1 July 2019
190%
215%
After 1 July 2020
175%
200%

Non-shiftworkers

 Full & Part TimeCasual
Before 1 July 2019
180%
185%
After 1 July 2019
165%
175%
After 1 July 2020
150%
175%

Changes for the: Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010

Notes: No changes for casuals on Sunday, and no changes in 2020.

 Full & Part TimeCasual
Before 1 July 2019
160%
175%
After 1 July 2019
150%
175%
After 1 July 2020
150%
175%

Changes for the: Fast Food Industry Award 2010

Notes: These are the last year of changes. They affect Level 1 employees only. Level 2 and 3 employees penalties remain as outlined in the Award.

 Full & Part TimeCasual
Before 1 July 2019
135%
160%
After 1 July 2019
125%
150%
After 1 July 2020
125%
150%

Changes for the: Pharmacy Industry Award 2010

Notes: These penalties apply for work between 7.00 am to 9.00 pm. Different penalties will apply to work outside these hours.

 Full & Part TimeCasual
Before 1 July 2019
180%
205%
After 1 July 2019
165%
190%
After 1 July 2020
150%
175%

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