Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Associated Industries Award 2020 [MA000017]

This article provides guidelines about when to use the different work types and tags that are included as part of the pre-built Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Associated Industries award package. For further information about the Business Equipment Award, refer to the award Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Associated Industries Award.

Key Updates to Award
Last Updated: November 2023
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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.

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Work Types:

Blending Allowance

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

Cards Allowance

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

Change of Shift Allowance

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

Change of shift without adequate notice

Submitting a shift with this worktype will apply the Change of Shift allowance to the entire shift.

 
Compassionate leave Taken

This worktype can be used to manually enter Compassionate leave Taken in the timesheet.

 

Dust Allowance

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

Dye House & Kiers Machine / Vaporloc Machine Allowance

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

Dye house-bleach house Allowance

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

First Aid 1-50 Employees

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

First Aid 51+ Employees

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

Flax Scutcher Allowance

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

Head of Table (Order Tailoring or Dress Making) Allowance

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

Head of Table Allowance

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

Instructor Allowance

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

Leading Hand 11-20 Employees

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

Leading Hand 21+ Employees

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

Leading Hand 3-10 Employees

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

Leave without Pay Taken

This worktype can be used to manually enter Leave without Pay Taken in the timesheet.

 

Long Service Leave Taken

This worktype can be used to manually enter Long Service Leave Taken in the timesheet.

 

Mask or Goggles Allowance

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

No Meal Break

Use this work type where an employee elects to forgo a meal break when working not more than six (6) hours.

 

No Meal Break (Mechanical Breakdown)

This work type is to be selected when a maintenance employee is required to work through a meal break to rectify a mechanical breakdown.

 

Overtime Meal Allowance

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

Paid Community Service Leave Taken

This worktype can be used to manually enter Paid Community Service Leave Taken in the timesheet
 

Personal Carer's Leave Taken

This worktype can be used to manually enter Personal Carer's Leave Taken in the timesheet.

 

Shoddy-Shaking Machine Allowance

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

Size Troughs – Sewing Threads Allowance

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

Soda-ash Allowance

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 
Time in Lieu Taken

This worktype can be used to manually enter Time in Lieu Taken in the timesheet

 

Unwashed Rags Allowance

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

Waste Room - Willey Hands Allowance

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

Wet or Steamy Conditions

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

Wool Scouring Pits Shift

submitting a shift with this worktype will apply the Wool Scouring Pits rate change adjustment to the entire shift.

 

Wool Waste and Rags - Picking-Over Allowance

This worktype can be used to manually enter the allowance in units as a timesheet.

 

Employee Tags:

Permanent Night Shiftworker: Employees with this tag will have the Permanent Night Shift conditions applied to all applicable timesheets.

Head of Table (Order Tailoring or Dress Making): Employees with this tag will have the head of table (Order Tailoring/Dress Making) allowance applied to all applicable shift hours.

Head of Table: Employees with this tag will have the head of table allowance applied to all applicable shift hours.

Operating Flax Scutcher: Employees with this tag will have the Flax Scrutcher allowance applied to all applicable shift hours.

Wool Waste and Rags: Employees with this tag will have the Wool waste and rags - picking-over allowance applied to all applicable shift hours.

Waste Room – Willey Hands: Employees with this tag will have the Waste room - willey hands allowance applied to all applicable shift hours.

Unwashed Rags: Employees with this tag will have the Unwashed rags allowance applied to all applicable shift hours.

7 Day Shiftworker: Employees with this tag will have the 7 Day shiftworker shift conditions applied to all applicable timesheets.

Blending: Employees with this tag will have the Blending allowance applied to all applicable shift hours.

Dust: Employees with this tag will have the Dust allowance applied to all applicable shift hours.

Dye House – Bleach House: Employees with this tag will have the Dye house-bleach house allowance applied to all applicable shift hours.

Entering Vaporloc Machines: Employees with this tag will have the additional loading or unloading of Kiers or entering vaporloc machines allowance applied to all applicable shift hours in conjunction with the Dye House-Bleach house allowance.

Unloading Kiers Machines: Employees with this tag will have the additional loading or unloading of Kiers or entering vaporloc machines allowance applied to all applicable shift hours in conjunction with the Dye House-Bleach house allowance.

First Aid (1-50 emps) / First Aid (51+ emp): Employees with any of these tags will have the First Aid allowance applied to all applicable shift hours.

Instructor: Employees with this tag will have the Instructor allowance applied to all applicable shift hours.

Leading Hand (3-11 emp) / Leading Hand (11-20 emp) / Leading Hand (21+ emp): Employees with this tag will have the Leading Hand allowance applied to all applicable shift hours.

Soda-ash: Employees with this tag will have the Soda-ash allowance applied to all applicable shift hours.

Textile Permanent Night Shiftworker: Employees with this tag will have the Textile Permanent Night Shift conditions applied to all applicable timesheets.

Time in Lieu of Overtime: Employees with this tag will accrual time in lieu in place of overtime earnings.

Wet or Steamy Conditions: Employees with this tag will have the Wet or steamy conditions allowance applied to all applicable shift hours.

Wool Scouring Pits: Employees with this tag will have the wool scouring pits allowance applied to all shifts.

Size Troughs – Sewing Threads: Employees with this tag will have the Size troughs - sewing threads allowance applied to all applicable shift hours.

Textile Shiftworker: Employees with this tag will have Textile Shiftwork conditions applied to all applicable timesheets.

Shoddy-Shaking Machine: Employees with this tag will have the Shoddy-shaking machines allowance applied to all applicable shift hours.

Masks/Googles: Employees with this tag will have the Mask or goggles allowance applied to all applicable shift hours.

 

Key Updates

November 2023

28th

We have introduced new work types such as Personal Carer's Leave Taken, Leave without Pay Taken, Compassionate Leave Taken, Paid Community Service Leave Taken, Long Service Leave Taken, and Time in Lieu Taken to the award.

13th

We amended the Grade 1 Employment Agreements for both Storeworker and Warehouse classifications to correct the pay progression.

August 2023

1st

From 1 August, all employees are entitled to 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave each year. The (Unpaid) Family and Domestic Violence Leave configuration settings under awards have been updated - the leave category is disabled from award leave allowance templates, and the work type is not enabled automatically for all employees. Please ensure that employees no longer use the unpaid leave category or work type.

July 2023

1st

We have updated the award to reflect the Fair Work Commission’s National Minimum Wage increase detailed in the Annual Wage Review 2022-23 decision and also includes updates to expense-related allowances. You can find information on the Determinations here and here. These changes come into effect from the first full pay period on or after the 1st July 2023. Please install these updates after you have finalised your last pay run before the first full pay period beginning on or after the 1st July 2023.

January 2023

31st

We have updated the award to reflect changes made as part of the Fair Work Decision regarding Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave. Further information on what changes have been applied to the platform and what you should be aware of can be found within this article.

We have created the following new categories:

  • New Leave Category: Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave.
  • New Pay Category: Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave.
  • New Work Type: Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave taken.

We have updated the Leave Allowance Templates to disable the existing unpaid Family and Domestic Violence and we have enabled the new Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave. We also updated any impacted rule conditions.

As part of Fair Work's ruling, an employee must be paid their full pay rate; this includes their base rate plus any incentive-based payments and bonuses, loadings, monetary allowances, overtime or penalty rates, and any other separately identifiable amount.

 

July 2022

The Award has been updated to reflect the Fair Work Commission’s National Minimum Wage increase of detailed in the Annual Wage Review 2021-22 decision. This also includes updates to expense-related allowances. Information on the Determinations can be found here and here. These changes come into effect from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2022. 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 2022.

Unpaid Pandemic Leave has been disabled as this entitlement has now expired within this award. Additional information can be found on the Fairwork website.

May 2022

The penalty loading has been updated for the pay category 'Night Shift' for permanent staff.

December 2021

All rulesets have been updated to remove the rule, Automatic Meal Break - Overtime Break. This rule deducted an additional meal break when more than 10 hours and 30 minutes were worked and applied one unit of Overtime Meal Allowance. The Permanent Shiftworker and Casual Day Worker rulesets have also been updated to remove the rule, Overtime Meal Allowance. A new rule has been added to all rulesets called Overtime Meal Allowance - Stop Processing. Following this update, in order to apply the overtime meal allowance to an employee's pay, an additional timesheet is to be lodged with the work type Overtime Meal Allowance.

An update has been made to Unpaid Pandemic Leave to ensure leave is accrued when this leave type is taken. To identify affected employees and enter the leave accrual see: Calculating Missing Leave Accrual for Unpaid Pandemic Leave Taken

The ruleset Permanent Shiftworker has been updated to ensure the entitlement for 5 weeks Annual leave is only accrued for employees with the tag 7 Day Shiftworker.

The ruleset Permanent Shiftworker has also been updated to ensure the correct overtime pay categories are applied.

All rulesets have been updated to ensure that overtime is paid when an employee works through a meal break per clause 18.1b of the award. New pay categories have been created for both Casual and Permanent employees, including No Meal Break + 50%, No Meal Break + 100% and No Meal Break + 150%. A new work type has also been created called No Meal Break (Mechanical Breakdown). This work type is to be selected when a maintenance employee is required to work through a meal break to rectify a mechanical breakdown.

An update has been made to the Permanent Shiftworker and Casual Shiftworker rulesets to ensure overtime worked on a public holiday by a continuous shiftworker is paid at the correct rate.

November 2021

The Award has been updated in line with the ATO's requirements for STP Phase 2 reporting. The reporting of gross earnings are now being disaggregated into distinguishable categories. The Pay Category payment classifications have been updated in line with the ATO specification categories found here. For further information please see our STP support article.

August 2021

The award name has been updated to "Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Associated Industries Award 2020 [MA000017]" to reflect changes made as part of the Fair Work Decision 4 year review of modern awards.

 

July 1 2021

The Award has been updated to reflect the Fair Work Commission’s National Minimum Wage increase of 2.5% detailed in the Annual Wage Review 2020-21 decision. This also includes updates to expense-related
allowances. Information on the Determinations can be found here and here.

These changes come into effect from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2021. 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 2021.

Updates have also been made to the Leave Category Family & Domestic Violence Leave, so that the balance is displayed in days instead of hours in line with the National Employment Standards.

Once the update is installed, all employee’s FDV leave balances will be displayed in days not hours. This will mean that an employee’s balance may now show as 38 days. In order to correct the balance please see How to Fix Family & Domestic Violence Leave Balance Data.

This update is to ensure that any new installs of this award conducted since 1 July are now captured with the SG increase from 9.5% to 10% for all pay categories. If you have installed this award between 1 July 2021 to 8 July 2021 for the first time, please ensure you select "NO" to preserve custom pay categories. If you were using this award prior to 1 July 2021, then you do not need to select "NO." Further information can be found in Incorrect SG rate used in pay runs article here.

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1 November 2020

The Award, as part of Group 2 Awards, has been updated to reflect the Fair Work Commission’s National Minimum Wage increase of 1.75% detailed in the Annual Wage Review 2019-20 decision. This also includes updates to expense-related allowances. Information on the Determinations can be found here and here.

These changes come into effect from the first full pay period on or after 1 November 2020. Please install these updates AFTER you have finalised your last pay run prior to the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 November 2020.

August 2020

The award has been updated to reflect the High Court's decision on the accrual of personal/carer's leave which overturns the decision made by the Full Federal Court of Australia, with personal/carer's leave being calculated on working days not hours. Information on the decision can be found here. As such, we have removed the Personal/Carer's (10 days) Leave Allowance Templates and updated associated Employment Agreements. Please note, this update will not remove any of the above from a business where the award was already installed prior to 25 August 2020. However, any new award installs from 25 August 2020 will not display personal/carer's (10 days) leave details.

For further information on migrating from daily personal/carers leave accruals to hourly please refer here

April 2020

The award has been updated to reflect changes made as part of the Fair Work Decision around flexibility during coronavirus. The new schedule allows employees to take up to two (2) weeks unpaid pandemic leave. A new pay category (Unpaid Pandemic Leave Taken), leave category and work type (Unpaid Pandemic Leave) have been created. Also, the rule sets have been updated, where necessary, to include/exclude the work type and leave category to some pay conditions.  Further, the Leave Allowance Templates have been updated to ensure this new leave category is enabled and is now accessible for employees to take this leave when required.

Further, under this new schedule employees can take up to twice as much annual leave at a proportionally reduced rate if their employer agrees. The employee's pay rate and leave balance will need to be manually adjusted to half in each pay run for the period of leave.

February 2020

Due to recent changes to the interpretation of personal/carer's leave accrual under the National Employment Standards, updates have been made to the setup of the Award. Further information can be found here.

A new Leave Category called Personal/Carer's (10 days) Leave has been created. Also, new Leave Allowance Templates (LATs) have been created specific to 10 days accrual per year for each state and the LATs have been attached to the current Employment Agreements for selection options for an employee's LAT in their Employee Default Pay Run screen. Any rules impacted by Personal/Carer's Leave have also been updated with the new leave category. 

Instructions on converting the accruals to the 10 day method can be found here. 

October 2019

The Casual Ordinary Hours linked pay categories have been updated to reflect the casual loading penalty associated with each of the pay categories for casual employees. 

30 June 2019

The Award has been updated to reflect the Fair Work Commission’s National Minimum Wage increase of 3% from its Annual Wage Review 2018-19 decision. This also includes updates to expense-related allowances. Information on the Determinations can be found here and here.

These changes come into effect from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2019. 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 2019.

January 2019

The rule set for Permanent Day Workers; Public Holiday rule has been updated to reflect the correct rates of pay when an employee works ordinary hours and when employee works on a Public Holiday.  

December 2018

The setup of the Payroll Tax Exempt field in Payroll Settings>Pay Categories was replicating the PAYG Exempt field rather than creating a unique identity; when installed into the business settings. An audit has been carried out across the system and the issue has now been resolved with this update.

31 July 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 day entitlement renews each 12 months of 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.

June 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. The Payment Classification settings for Allowance based pay categories have been updated as per Single Touch Payroll (STP) requirements.
  2. We have created a new rule - 13.6 Apply Overtime - Over Advanced Standard Hours - Part-Time. This rule reflects the following provisions of clause 13.6:
  • 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:

  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.

 

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 classifications.

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