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New Overtime for Casuals from 1 January 2018 

The FWC decision allows for overtime provisions for casual employees. Commencing from the first full pay period on or after 1 January 2018 overtime will need to be paid to casual employees when they work in excess of:

•          12 hours per day or per shift, and/or

•          38 hours per week or where the casual employee works in accordance with a roster,

an average of 38 hours per week over the roster cycle (which may not exceed 4 weeks)

(e.g. 76 hours for a fortnightly roster, 152 hours for a 4-weekly roster)

When determining whether or not an employee has worked in excess of 12 hours per day/shift meal breaks (paid and unpaid) are excluded.  The time the employee actually performs work is what must equate to more than 12 hours in order for overtime to be applicable. 

Members should also note that when determining whether an employee has worked in excess of 38 hours per week, any hours already paid at overtime should not be included. (i.e. Overtime worked on any day stands alone). 

Wage Rate Tables

Rates shown in these tables are applied from the first full pay period on, or after, 1 July 2018.

Hospitality Industry General Award 2010 (HIGA) 

Restaurant Industry Award 2010 (RIA)

Registered and Licensed Clubs Award 2010 (RLCA)

Employers are strongly encouraged to undertake an individual assessment of the key duties and responsibilities performed by each employee under the 'Classifications' in the Modern Awards. 

For current copies of the modern awards, CLICK HERE.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Hospitality NT office on (08) 8981 3650.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that while ALL due care has been taken in preparing this information the Hospitality NT does not accept any liability nor is it responsible for any loss as a result of relying on this information.