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Friday 4 July 2014

Should employees be paid for hours worked outside their ordinary roster?

It is a common practice in many industries to require an employee to arrive at work before the start of their roster or stay back after the end of their shift.

Additional time worked by the employees outside of their ordinary shift or roster is considered worked hours and employees must be paid for this time if their employment is covered by:
  • A modern award; or
  • The National Minimum Wage.
Employees should also be paid for time spent attending meetings or compulsory training events.

When planning staff rosters, extra time may need to be accounted for and consideration needs to be made as to whether these hours will result in employee overtime.

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1 comment:

  1. There are different standards around the world. The USA, for example, has a set of standards titled GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures) that dictates financial reporting for companies who are under the control of the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission).

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