Important: Changes to Penalty Rates from 1 July

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At Deputy, it’s important to us that you stay workplace compliant. We know it’s hard to keep up with all the new changes, but that’s where we can help. Following on from our recent article about the  EOFY wage adjustments we published earlier this month, we would like to share with you more details on the specific rate changes that are coming to our custom awards library in Deputy from July 1st 2017.

If you’re operating under the Hospitality Industry General Award, Restaurant Industry Award, General Retail Industry Award and Fast Food Industry Award, you’ll want to be aware of the following changes.

What are the changes?

From the 1st July there will be two versions available for the following awards: Hospitality Industry General Award, Restaurant Industry Award, General Retail Industry Award and Fast Food Industry Award.

Version one (pre 1 July 2017) is an update for the existing award library to include overtime conditions (Sunday overtime and Public Holiday overtime) that weren’t previously included. Version two (post 1 July 2017) will include the same updates from version 1 while also incorporating the new penalty rate changes.

Please note that the pay templates won’t be updated automatically. You will have to update this manually.  (PRO TIP: You can update multiple employees using our Bulk Actions from the People page)

How to update an employee’s award template

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How to update an employee’s award template

[MA000009] Hospitality Industry General Award

Read our help guide for a detailed view of all the pay conditions included in Hospitality Industry General Award (HIGA)

Pre 1 July 2017

  • Evening and Night rates updated to account for ordinary hours
  • Full time/Part time – 2x pay instead of 1.5x for when weekly over time (38 hours) is reached on either a Saturday or Sunday
  • Full Time/Part Time – Daily overtime for public holiday added. Also updated to exclude super
  • Full Time/Part Time – Weekly overtime for when 38 hours reached on a public holiday (as above)
  • Minimum Shift Engagement – 3hrs – M-F, Sat, Sun, Public Holiday
  • Allowances (Not Automated)
    • First Aid Allowance – FT
    • First Aid Allowance – Cas & PT
    • Fork lift driver allowance – FT
    • Fork lift driver allowance – FT/PT
    • Laundry Allowance – Catering Employees – FT
    • Laundry Allowance – Catering Employees – PT/Cas
    • Laundry Allowance – Motel Employees
    • Meal allowance
    • Overnight Stay allowance
    • Supervisor Allowance (0-5 Employees)
    • Supervisor Allowance (6-10 Employees)
    • Supervisor Allowance (11-20 Employees)
    • Supervisor Allowance (20+ Employees)
    • Tool Allowance – Cooks
    • Travel Allowance – Airport catering Employees
    • Vehicle Allowance – Up to ATO limit
    • Vehicle Allowance – Above ATO limit

Post 1 July 2017

  • Same amendments as HIGA pre-2017 above
  • Multiplier changes for:
    • Full Time/Part Time Sunday rate: 1.75 -> 1.70
    • Full Time/Part Time Public Holiday rate: 2.50 -> 2.25
    • Casual Public Holiday rate: 2.75 -> 2.5 (in Deputy 2.2 -> 2)

[MA000119] Restaurant Industry Award

Read our help guide for a detailed view of all the pay conditions included in Restaurant Industry Award (RIA)

Pre 1 July 2017

  • Evening and Night rates updated to account for ordinary hours
  • Full Time/Part Time – 38 hrs weekly overtime reached on Sunday – 2x
  • Full Time/Part Time – 38 hrs weekly overtime reached on Saturday first 2 hours – 1.75x
  • Full Time/Part Time – 40 hrs weekly overtime reached on Saturday after 2 hours – 2x
  • Full Time/Part Time – Daily over time on Public Holiday – 2.50x
  • Full Time/Part Time – 38 hrs weekly overtime reached on Public Holiday – 2.50x
  • Casual minimum shift engagement of 2hrs – M-F, Sat, Sun, PH
  • Allowances (Not Automated)
    • Split shift allowance
    • Meal allowance
    • Tool allowance – apprentice cooks

Post 1 July 2017

  • Same amendments as RIA pre 2017 above
  • Multiplier changes for:
    • Full Time/Part Time Public Holiday: 2.50x -> 2.25x
    • Casual – Public Holiday -> no change
    • Sun rates -> no change
    • Full Time/Part Time/Casual: Mon-Fri – 12 AM – 6AM -> changed from 12AM – 7AM

[MA000004} General Retail Industry Award

Read our help guide for a detailed view of all the pay conditions included in General Retail Industry Award (GRIA)

Pre 1 July 2017

  • Full Time/Part Time – 38 hrs weekly overtime reached on Sunday – 2x

  • Full Time/Part Time – Daily over time on Public Holiday – 2.50x

  • Full Time/Part Time – 38 hrs weekly overtime reached on Public Holiday – 2.50x

  • SW FT/PT/CAS ETs will now only accommodate SW conditions (so if they want to schedule DW as SW / SW as DW, the customer needs to swap between library template in Deputy before scheduling for the new type)

  • Note: If SW will be incorrectly scheduled as DW, the base rate will be the lowest rate in that emp term (Baking – Morning Shift, Other sectors – M-F) – For this issue, we left the Shiftwork at the end of PCs to identify that this pay rate is SW rate / differentiate between DW and SW rates for CAS

  • Night shift updated to be from 6PM – 9PM

  • Full Time/Part Time – Added OT for 9pm-12am & 12am-7am (Outside ordinary hours M-F)

  • Full Time/Part Time – Added OT for 6pm-12am & 12am-7am (Outside ordinary hours Sat)

  • Full Time/Part Time – Added OT for 6pm-12am & 12am-7am (outside ordinary hours Sun)

  • NEW: For Full Time/Part Time new employment terms – Late Trading -> 9PM for businesses which are open later than 9PM Mon-Fri or 6PM Sat & Sun

  • Minimum Shift Engagement – 3hrs – Casual Employees – Mon-Fri, Sat, Sun & PH

  • Allowances;

    • Cold work allowance
    • Cold work allowance – below 0
    • District Allowance – Broken Hill
    • First Aid Allowance
    • Laundry Allowance – FT
    • Laundry Allowance – CAS/PT
    • Liquor Licence Allowance
    • Meal Allowance
    • Meal Allowance (Over 4hrs Overtime)
    • Vehicle Allowance (Up to ATO Limit)
    • Vehicle Allowance (Above ATO Limit)

Post 1 July 2017

  • Same amendments as GRIA pre 2017 above
  • Multiplier changes for:
    • Full Time/Part Time:  Sunday rate 2x -> 1.95x
    • Casual: Sunday rate 1.60x -> 1.56x
    • Full Time/Part Time: Public Holiday 2.50x ->  2.25x
    • Casual: Public Holiday 2.20x -> 2x

[MA000003] Fast Food Industry Award

Read our help guide for a detailed view of all the pay conditions included in Fast Food Industry Award (FFIA)

Pre 1 July 2017

  • Full Time/Part Time – 38 hrs weekly overtime reached on Sunday – 2x
  • Full Time/Part Time – Daily over time on Public Holiday – 2.50x
  • Full Time/Part Time – 38 hrs weekly overtime reached on Public Holiday – 2.50x
  • Casual minimum shift engagement 3hrs – Mon-Fri, Sat, Sun, PH
  • Allowances
    • Cold work allowance
    • Cold work allowance – below 0
    • District allowance – Broken Hill
    • Laundry Allowance – Full Time
    • Laundry Allowance – PT/Cas
    • Meal Allowance
    • Meal Allowance (exceeding 4hrs overtime)
    • Vehicle Allowance – delivery drivers
    • Vehicle Allowance – non delivery drivers (Up to ATO limit)
    • Vehicle Allowance – non delivery drivers (Above ATO limit)

Post 1 July 2017

  • Same amendments as FFIA pre 2017 above
  • Multiplier changes for:
    • Full Time/Part Time: Sunday rate 1.50x -> 1.45x (only applicable to Level 1)
    • Casual: Sunday 1.40x -> 1.36x (only applicable to Level 1)
    • Full Time/Part Time: Public Holiday rate 2.50x -> 2.25x
    • Casual: Public Holiday rate 2.20x -> 2x
    • Full Time/Part Time/Casual: Mon-Fri – 9PM – 12AM -> changed to 10PM – 12AM
    • Full Time/Part Time/Casual: Mon-Fri – 12AM – 6AM -> no change

At Deputy, we are committed to keeping all of our customers Fair Work compliant, as effortlessly as possible. If the Award you require isn’t currently in our system, please fill in this quick form and we will get in touch. We would love to hear your feedback about these changes, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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