Changes to entitlements in some awards

Changes to entitlements in some awards


From 1 January 2018, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has made some changes to casual and part-time entitlements in some awards.

The FWC introduced overtime rates for casual employees in many awards and changed how part-time hours can be worked in other awards. The following awards have changes:
– Fast Food Award
– Hair and Beauty Award
– Hospitality Award
– Passenger Vehicle Award
– Pastoral Award
– Rail Award
– Registered Clubs Award
– Restaurant Award
– Retail Award
– Social and Community Services Award
– Wine Award

If you employ casual or part-time employees in any of the aforementioned awards, check the Fair Work Commission’s website for more details to ensure you are paying your workers the correct amount.

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If you believe the matters discussed above are relevant to your business, please contact Darren Smith of our office to discuss further.


Darren is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience, including working in the big 4 and medium sized firms before becoming a partner of a city based firm in 2000.

He has gained much experience and has extensive knowledge in providing business and taxation advice, superannuation planning, negotiation of sales and acquisitions of businesses and property development. His client base covers a wide range of industry groups.

Darren works with business owners to grow their businesses and create personal wealth within and outside of their business.


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