This article provides guidelines about when to use the different work types and tags that are included as part of the pre-built Fast Food award package. For further information about the fast food industry award, refer to http://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/modern_awards/award/ma000003/default.htm
- Fix any auto meal break rules so that they don't apply to leave requests
- Updated allowance pay categories configuration. e.g. changed payment summary classifications.
- Created Kilometre allowance pay categories - above and below ATO limits
- Changed the rules "Weekday" and "uniform allowance" as this was being triggered by the Kilometre worktype.
1 January 2018
The award has been updated to reflect changes made as part of the Fair Work Decision 4 year review of modern awards. The changes are a replacement of Clause 26 - Overtime to include overtime paid for casuals. This now provides for casual staff to be paid overtime in excess of the following:
- 38 hours per week or an average of 38 hours per week averaged over a four week period; or
- 11 hours in one day
NB: We have applied the rule using 152 hours worked over a 4 week period to remain consistent with the rule set for permanent staff.
Implicitly, this also allows for overtime to be swapped for time in lieu and for Sunday overtime to have a 4 hour minimum engagement, consistent with the existing overtime clauses. This also means overtime can be converted to TIL by using the 'Time off in lieu of Overtime' employee tag, and this has also been reflected in the rules.
These changes are reflected in the "Casual Fast Food" rule set. We've also automatically enabled the work types relating to meal allowances for casual staff aswell. To be paid a meal allowance, the '1+ OT hrs worked (24 hrs prior notice not provided to employee)' and/or '4+ OT hrs worked (24 hrs prior notice not provided to employee)' needs to be selected on a separate line of the timesheet and a unit of 1 recorded.
These changes have also meant a set of new pay categories for casual overtime and the pay rate templates for casual employees have also been updated.
Please note that the changes come into effect on the first full pay period on or after 1 January 2018. This means that you should only install these updates once you've completed the last pay period that pays shifts worked during December 2017.
Installing and Configuring the Pre-Built Award Package
For details on how to install and configure this Pre-built Award Template, please review the detailed help article here.
1+ OT hrs worked (24 hrs prior notice not provided to employee)
An employee that was required to work more than 1 hour of overtime with less than 24 hours’ notice and not provided with a meal should add 1 unit of this allowance to their shift. Refer section 19.1(a) of the Fast Food Industry Award.
4+ OT hrs worked (24 hrs prior notice not provided to employee)
An employee that was required to work more than 4 hour of overtime with less than 24 hours’ notice and not provided with a meal should add 1 unit of this allowance to their shift. This is in addition to adding 1 unit of "1+ OT hrs worked (24 hrs prior notice not provided to employee)". Refer section 19.1(a) of the Fast Food Industry Award.
Cold Work (above 0 degrees)
Employees principally employed on a particular shift to enter cold chambers and/or to stock and refill refrigerated storages should choose this work type. Refer section 19.8(a) of the Fast Food Industry Award.
Cold Work (below 0 degrees)
Choose this work type if the employee was required to in a cold chamber where the temperature is below 0 degrees. Refer section 19.8(b) of the Fast Food Industry Award.
Where an employer requests an employee to use their own motor vehicle in the performance of their duties, this work type should be used. The kilometres traveled should be entered into the ‘units’ field. Refer section 19.6 of the Fast Food Industry Award.
No meal break
Normally, meal breaks are automatically added for shifts over 5h30m. Use this work type to indicate that no meal break was taken during the shift.
Public Holiday not worked
Choose this work type where employees are not required to work on a gazetted public holiday.
Choose this work type when annual leave was taken
Choose this work type when carer’s leave was taken
Choose this work type when compassionate leave was taken
Long Service Leave
Choose this work type when long service leave was taken
Choose this work type when sick leave was taken
Time in Lieu taken
Choose this work type when time in lieu was taken
Time off in Lieu of Overtime
Choose this work type if the employee elects to accrue time in lieu rather than be paid for any overtime for this shift.
Choose this work type when unpaid leave was taken
The following tags are available for application to employees under the Fast Food Industry Award.
Assign this tag if the employee is employed as a shift worker who is regularly rostered to work on Sundays and public holidays. As per the national employment standards, a 7 day shiftworker is entitled to an extra 1 week of annual leave per year. Refer section 28.2 of the Fast Food Industry Award for the definition of a shift worker.
TIL of OT
Assign this tag if the employee elects to always accrue time in lieu rather than be paid overtime.
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