Pay your staff accurately without the headaches

Deputy's inbuilt Workplace Award Interpretation means that you can be confident that everyone is paid accurately and that you're Fairwork Australia compliant

Why Deputy’s Award Interpretation?

Our Award Interpretation is built to meet your needs.

Accurate Schedule Costing

Never go over budget! Accurately cost your schedule before you publish. Deputy provides you with real-time cost calculations while you schedule your staff.

Stress Free

Stressed about paying your staff right every time? Deputy will do all the heavy lifting for your penalty and overtime rates. All you have to do is enter your employee’s base rate, and we do the rest.

Compliant with Fair Work

No matter what industry you’re in, we’ve got you covered. Deputy keeps you up-to-date with Australia’s Fair Work Policy. We understand the compliance burdens so we’re here to help.

What is ‘Award Interpretation’?

When setting up a new business, there’s a lot to be aware of. It is crucial things to ensure you pay your staff correctly. The Fair Work Australia website lists the 122 awards which cover pay and conditions for workers in Australia, and any one business can be subject to more than one award depending on the different jobs their employees do.

Award Interpretation is the process of calculating the minimum legal amount of pay for hours worked, during a specific period of time, based on the relevant legal agreement (this legal agreement is usually called an 'Award'). The calculation process involves assessment of base hourly pay rates, overtime pay rates, penalty pay rates and allowances.

  • Base pay refers to the minimum amount of compensation earned by employees for their services within the ordinary hours of work. Base pay is used to compute overtime and other penalty rates
  • Overtime and penalties, which are paid at higher rates, refer to the additional amount of pay for work performed outside the ordinary hours of work. For example, this covers work performed on Sundays, Public holidays or late night shifts
  • Allowances are paid to compensate workers for expenses that they incur while on the job or for working in unfavourable conditions. Common allowances include meal allowance, travel allowance, uniform/clothing allowance and accommodation allowance. Find which allowances apply to your business from Fair Work

Awards cover full-time, part-time and casual workers across all industries, in Australia. Awards may be superseded for workers in particular businesses by Enterprise Bargaining Agreements (EBAs), however, the interpretation and application of EBAs can also be referred to as 'Award Interpretation'. Other generic terms for the process include 'custom pay conditions' or 'custom pay rules'.

Which award applies to you?
Fair Work

Which Award Are You?

Hospitality

MA000009

Restaurant

MA000119

Retail

MA000004

Fast Food

MA000003

Health Professionals

MA000027

Social, Community, & Disability Services

MA000100

Amusement, Events & Recreation

MA000080

Clerks

MA000002

Professional Employees

MA000065

Registered & Licensed Clubs

MA000058

Education Services (Teachers)

MA000077

Commercial Sales

MA000083

Nurses

MA000034

Children's Services

MA000120

Storage Services & Wholesale

MA000084

Wine Industry

MA000090

Pharmacy

MA000012

Animal Care & Vet Services

MA000118

Food, Beverage & Tobacco

MA000073

Electronic and Communications

MA000025

Hair and Beauty

MA000005

Road Transport & Distribution

MA000038

Port Authorities

MA000051

Passenger Vehicle Transportation

MA000063

Fitness Industry

MA000094

Meat Industry

MA000059

Gardening and Landscaping

MA000101

Cleaning

MA000022

Manufacturing and Associated Industries

MA000010

Miscellaneous

MA000104

Horticulture

MA000028

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