Pharmacy Industry Award 2010 (MA000012)

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This article provides guidelines about when to use the different work types and tags that are included as part of the pre-built Pharmacy Industry award package. For further information about the pharmacy industry award, refer to http://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/modern_awards/award/ma000012/default.htm

Award Release Updates

The following are notes on updates made to this award template:

August 2018

Allowance rate update for Kilometre Allowance - Car (above and below ATO limit). Further information can be found at ATO.

Update Rule Set Pay Condition for Casual employees under clause 26.1(a) for working in excess of 76 hours per fortnight.

1 August 2018

The award has been updated to reflect changes made as part of the Fair Work Decision 4 year review of modern awards. The determination for the new clause in the modern award allowing employees to take unpaid leave to deal with family and domestic violence can be found here. Family and Domestic Violence leave applies from the first full pay period on or after 1 August 2018. Further information can be found at Fair Work.

Employees, including part-time and casual employees are entitled to 5 days unpaid family and domestic violence leave each year of their employment. The 5 days renews each 12 months of their employment but does not accumulate if the leave is not used.

A new leave category has been created - “Family and Domestic Violence Leave” and a new Work Type - “Family and Domestic Violence Leave taken”.  The Leave Allowance Templates and any impacted rule conditions have also been updated.

e 2018

The Award has been updated to reflect the Fair Work Commission’s national minimum wage increase of 3.5% from its Annual Wage Review 2017-18 decision. This also includes updates to expense-related allowances.

These changes come into effect from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2018. Please install these updates AFTER you have finalised your last pay run prior to the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2018.

Additionally, the following changes have been made as part of this update:

  1. New laundry allowance pay categories and rule conditions were created to reflect the ATO threshold maximum limits for claiming of laundry (not dry cleaning) for deductible clothing under the Award. Further information can be found in the “Cleaning of Work Clothing” section of this ATO article.
  2. The Sunday (7am to 9pm) penalty for permanent employees has reduced from 95% to 80%.
  3. The Sunday (7am to 9pm) penalty for casual employees has reduced from 120% to 105% (inclusive of casual loading).
  4. Pay Rate Templates for Level 3 & Level 4 juniors have been removed as they are no longer active, as per the update dated 30 October 2017. 
  5. The Payment Summary Classification settings for Allowance based pay categories have been updated as per STP requirements.
  6. We have created a new rule - 26.1(b) Apply Overtime - Over Advanced Standard Hours - Part-Time. This rule reflects the following provisions of clause 12.2:
    • the hours worked each day;
    • which days of the week the employee will work;
    • the actual starting and finishing times of each day.

    Previously we could only assess the number of hours worked per week for overtime purposes using the existing Apply Overtime - Over Standard Hours - Part Time rule. Now, however, we can assess the Advanced Standard Work Hours as set up within the employee's Pay Run Defaults screen.

    For example, if an employee's Advanced Standard Work Hours were as follows:

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    The rule will assess hours as follows:

    1. Any time worked on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday will be deemed overtime;
    2. Any time worked before the start times on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday will be deemed overtime; and
    3. Any time worked after the end times on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday will be deemed overtime.

    N.B:

    (a) This rule only works where Advanced Standard Work Hours have been set up using start and finish times, NOT hours only;

    (b) If no Advanced Standard Work Hours have been set up for a part time employee, then all hours will be deemed overtime.

 

May 2018

Included a rule for "on site meal break" to accommodate this clause in the award;

Clause 19.2

"An employee who is required to take their meal break on the premises for the
purpose of attending to urgent matters requiring the input of a qualified pharmacist
will be paid at time and a half for the period of the meal break, regardless of other
penalties that apply on that day"

Long Service Leave

Update the Long Service Leave leave templates to reflect the new Victorian entitlement period legislation Victorian entitlement period legislation, change the entitlement period from 10 years to 7 Years.

 

March 2018

  1. Fix any auto meal break rules so that they don't apply to leave requests
  2. Updated allowance pay categories configuration.  e.g. changed payment summary classifications.
  3. Created Kilometre allowance pay categories - above and below ATO limits

 30 October 2017

An update was made to remove junior rates for Pharmacy Assistant Levels 3 and 4. The award now only allows for levels 1 and 2 to include pro-rated junior rates. For more information, please refer to the Fair Work Determination here.

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.

 

Work Types

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.

OT worked with no prior notice (1.5 - 4 OT hrs)

An employee that was required to work between 1.5 hours and 4 hours 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 of the Pharmacy Industry Award.

OT worked with no prior notice (4+ OT hrs)

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. Do not add both "OT worked with no prior notice (1.5 - 4 OT hrs)" and "OT worked with no prior notice (4+ OT hrs)", only the most relevant one. Refer section 19.1 of the Pharmacy Industry Award.

Public holiday not worked

Shift workers should choose this work type for public holidays that they elect not to work.

Kilometre Allowance

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 19.4 of the Pharmacy Industry Award

Annual Leave

Choose this work type when annual leave was taken

Carer’s leave

Choose this work type when carer’s leave was taken

Compassionate Leave

Choose this work type when compassionate leave was taken

Long Service Leave

Choose this work type when long service leave was taken

School Student 2 hr Minimum Engagement

Choose this work type where, in accordance with clauses 12.12 and 13.5, part time and casual school students are eligible for a 2 hour minimum shift engagement as opposed to the standard 3 hour minimum shift engagement.   

Sick leave

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.

Unpaid Leave

Choose this work type when unpaid leave was taken

Tags

The following tags are available for application to employees under the Pharmacy Industry Award.

Shiftworker

Assign this tag if the employee is employed as a shift worker. Refer section 28.2 of the Pharmacy 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.

 If you have any feedback or questions please contact us via support@yourpayroll.com.au

 

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