Funeral Industry Award 2020 [MA000105]

The article provides guidelines about when to use the different work types and tags included as part of the pre-built Funeral Industry Award 2020 [MA000105] package. For further information about this industry award, refer to Funeral Industry Award.

Key updates

  Select the current financial year tab to see award updates for the 2022/23 financial year, while all previous updates before this time you can find in the historical financial years tab.

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August 2023

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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

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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.

Coverage

This industry award covers employers throughout Australia in the funeral industry and their employees in the classifications listed in Schedule B—Classification Structure and Definitions to the exclusion of any other modern award. To read further details and any exclusions, please see clause four of the award.

Work Types

Work types are a description of the kind of shift you are working, and are selected when you record a timesheet. The following is a list of work types employees can select on their timesheet, and the meaning of each item.

Annual Leave Taken

Choose this work type when annual leave is taken.

Compassionate Leave Taken
Choose this work type when compassionate leave is taken.
Exhumation
Choose this work type when an employee is required to assist in an exhumation. One unit per body exhumed.
Family and Domestic Violence Leave Taken
Choose this work type when family and domestic violence leave is taken.
Leave Without Pay Taken
Choose this work type when unpaid leave is taken.
Long Service Leave Taken
Choose this work type when long service leave is taken.
Meal Allowance (Overtime)
Choose this work type when an employee is required to work more than two hours of overtime after the normal ceasing time without being notified on the previous day or earlier and is not receiving a meal. One unit per meal.
Meal Allowance (Travelling)
Choose this work type when an employee is required for a funeral or removal, travelling in excess of 80 kilometres each way, who is unable to take their midday meal break at the place normally provided.
No Meal Break
Choose this work type when an employee is required to work during their normal midday unpaid meal break and is to be compensated with a penalty rate.
On Stand-By (Mon-Fri)
Choose this work type when an employee is required to stand-by between normal finishing and starting time Monday to Friday.
On Stand-By (Weekend/Public Holiday)
Choose this work type when an employee is required to stand-by on a Saturday, Sunday, or any public holiday.
Paid Community Service Leave Taken
Choose this work type when community service leave is taken.
Personal/Carer's Leave (10 days) Taken
Choose this work type when personal or carer's leave is taken and the business accrues the leave in days.
Personal/Carer's Leave Taken
Choose this work type when personal or carer's leave is taken and the business accrues the leave in hours.
Public Holiday Not Worked
Choose this work type when an employee is not required to work on a gazetted public holiday but otherwise would have worked on this day.
TIL of OT
Choose this work type when the employee elects to accrue time in lieu rather than an overtime payment.
Time in Lieu Taken
Choose this work type when time in lieu is taken.
Unpaid Pandemic Leave Taken
Choose this work type when unpaid pandemic leave is taken.
Use Own Vehicle (km)
Choose this work type where an employer requests an employee to use their own motor vehicle to perform work duties. The kilometres travelled should be entered into the units field, i.e. one unit is equivalent to one kilometre.

Shift Conditions

Shift Conditions are further details you can add to a shift where more than one condition applies to your shift. You can select shift conditions when you edit a timesheet record, or when clocking on using the ClockMeIn Time and Attendance or WorkZone apps. The following is a list of Shift Conditions employees can select on their timesheet, and the meaning of each item.

Leading Hand (3-10 employees)

Select this shift condition when an employee is in charge of 3-10 people for this shift.

Leading Hand (11-19 employees)
Select this shift condition when an employee is in charge of 11-19 people for this shift.
Make-Up Time
Select this shift condition when an employee elects with the consent of the employer to work make-up time, where the employee takes time off during ordinary hours and works those hours at a later time, during the spread of ordinary hours.
Recalled To Work
Select this shift condition when an employee is recalled to work before 7.00 am or after 7.00 pm for other than arranged overtime.
Removals
Select this shift condition when an employee is called to undertake removals - transfer of deceased human remains from the place of death, a cemetery, a hospital, a crematorium, or a city mortuary to the mortuary of a funeral director and includes a transfer requested by police.
Saturday Funeral
Select this shift condition when an employee is actually engaged in the carrying out of a funeral on a Saturday.
Work on an RDO
Select this shift condition when an employee is required to work on their rostered day off.

Tags

Employee Tags are specific conditions typically related to the employees agreement. These are often conditions negotiated and agreed between the employer and the employee, or unique characteristics of the employees role. Payment of these provisions is usually of a recurring and ongoing nature.

Leading Hand Allowance - in Charge of 3-10 Employees

Assign this tag when an employee is in charge of between three and ten employees.

Leading Hand Allowance - in Charge of 11-19 Employees
Assign this tag when an employee is in charge of between 11 and 19 employees.
Shiftworker
Assign this tag when an employee is employed as a shiftworker under clause 22.
TIL of OT
Assign this tag when an employee elects to receive time off instead of payment for overtime.
Tool Allowance
Assign this tag when an employee is engaged in coffin manufacturing and is to use their own tools and/or equipment.
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