Casual - QLD Leave Allowance Template updated with removal of Annual Leave and Personal/Carer's Leave accruals.
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.
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:
- The Payment Summary Classification settings for Allowance based pay categories have been updated as per Single Touch Payroll (STP) requirements.
- We have created a new rule - 11.3(f) Apply Overtime - Over Advanced Standard Hours - Part-Time. This rule reflects the following provisions of clause 11.3(f):
- 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:
The rule will assess hours as follows:
- Any time worked on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday will be deemed overtime;
- Any time worked before the start times on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday will be deemed overtime; and
- Any time worked after the end times on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday will be deemed overtime.
(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.
8 December 2017
An update is available which fixes an issue of pay rate templates for casuals using the same default primary pay category as permanent employees. It also removes 'Bonuses' and 'Commissions' from the pay rate template, which are now included as part of the default pay categories provided when creating a new business.
13 August 2017
An update is available which now allows us to consolidate both the progression of pay rates based on both date of birth and anniversary date within the same Employment Agreement. As an end user, this means that once the employment agreement for a level of the award is chosen, it will not need to be changed while the employee remains on that level. The rate of pay will automatically update as needed if the employee has a birthday or accrues another year of service (and the award requires an increased rate).
After applying this update it will be important to follow these steps:
1. Review your employee list and identify employees who are currently assigned as a Storage Level 1 or Wholesale Level 1 (either Day worker or Shiftworker)
2. Go to Employee > Pay run defaults and reassign them a new Employment Agreement. As an example, if the employment agreement was previously called "Wholesale Level 1 on commencement (daywork)" will now simply be called "Level 1 (daywork)"
The award will now look at both the employees age and the length of their service (with reference to their anniversary date) and automatically update their rate of pay as they progress.
This article provides guidelines about when to use the different work types and tags that are included as part of the pre-built Storage Services and Wholesale award package. For further information about the Storage Services and Wholesale Award, refer to:
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.
Annual Leave taken
Choose this work type when annual leave was taken
This work type should be selected when an employee has been recalled to work for any reason before or after completing their normal roster or on a day which they did not work. Refer section 24.6 of the Storage Services and Wholesale Award.
Casual Hours Worked
Use this for all ordinary shifts where you are a casual employee
Cold work - less than –23.3°C (–10°F)
Use this allowance if employees are required to work in cold temperatures below 23.3°C
Cold work from –15.6°C (4°F) down to –18.9° C (–2°F)
Use this allowance if employees are required to work in cold temperatures between 15.6°C and 18.9°C
Cold work less than –18.9°C (-2°F) down to –23.3° C (–10°F)
Use this allowance if employees are required to work in cold temperatures between 18.9°C and 123.3°C
Community Service Leave taken
Choose this work type when community service leave was taken
Compassionate Leave taken
Choose this work type when compassionate leave was taken
Leave without pay
Choose this work type when leave without pay was taken
Long Service Leave taken
Choose this work type when long service leave was taken
Permanent Hours Worked
Use this for all ordinary shifts where you are either a Full Time or Part Time Employee
Personal/Carer's Leave taken
Choose this work type when personal/carers leave was taken
Public holiday (not worked)
Choose this work type where employees are not required to work on a gazetted public holiday.
RDO Leave taken
Choose this work type when a rostered day off was taken
TIL Leave taken
Choose this work type when time in lieu leave was taken
When an employee is required to work at a place away from their usual place of employment, this work type should be selected to enter the time spent travelling. Refer section 16.3 of the Storage Services and Wholesale Award.
The following tags are available for application to employees under the Storage Services and Wholesale Award.
Assign this tag if the employee elects to always accrue time in lieu rather than be paid overtime.
Saturday is ordinary hours
Assign this tag if the employer and the majority of employees have agreed to include Saturday as ordinary hours. Refer to section 22.1(d) of the Storage Services and Wholesale Award
Sunday is ordinary hours
Assign this tag if the employer and the majority of employees have agreed to include Sunday as ordinary hours. Refer to section 22.1(d) of the Storage Services and Wholesale Award
Assign this tag if the employee has an appropriate first aid qualification and will be the designated ongoing first aid officer during every shift they are rostered to work.
Assign this tag if the employee will accumulate 24 minutes of each shift to RDO to accumulate 7.6 hours after 19 shifts.
10 Hour Day
Choose this if there is an agreement between the employer and the majority of employees to work up to 10 hours a day without overtime. Refer to 22.1(b) of the Storage Services and Wholesale Employees Award
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