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With Time Logic, all the following MA000004: General Retail Industry Award rules are already built-in meaning you can roster and calculate your employees pay with confidence.

Rostering Rules

Time Logic's Built-in Rostering Rules specifically for the General Retail Industry Award include:

Hours

- Full time employees, when rostered, need to be rostered to 38 hours on average per week. This can be averaged over 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks or a longer period by agreement.
Award Rule: s28.1

- Part time employees, when rostered, need to be rostered to less than 38 hours per week.
Award Rule: s12.1

- Part time and casual employees, when rostered, need to be rostered to at least 3 hours daily (except when a casual employee is a full time secondary school student and rostered to work between 3-6:30pm on a day which they are required to attend school, 3 hours is reduced to 1.5 hours.)
Award Rules: s12.2, s13.4

- A part-time employee needs to be rostered for at least 3 hours on any shift.
Award Rule: s12.5

Consecutive Days

- Employees need 2 consecutive days off in a week or 3 consecutive days off in two week period.
Award Rule: s28.10

- No employee can work 7 consective days.
Award Rule: s28.12

- An employee who regularly works on Sunday needs 3 consecutive days off every 4 weeks, which must include Saturday and Sunday.
Award Rule: s28.13(a)

Shiftworkers

- In a week, shiftworkers cannot be rostered to both shiftwork and non-shiftwork.
Award Rule: s30.7

Breaks

- Employees cannot be rostered to a break within 1 hour of starting or ending.
Award Rule: s31.1(c)

- Rest breaks and meal breaks cannot be combined.
Award Rule: s31.1(c)

- Employees must have a meal break if working more than 5 hours.
Award Rule: s31.1(a), s31.1(d)

- Employees must have 2 meal breaks if working 10 hours or more.
Award Rule: s31.1(a)

- Employees must have a rest break if working 4 hours or more.
Award Rule: s31.1(a)

- Employees must have 2 rest breaks if working 7 hours or more. One rest break in the first half of the shift and the other in the second half.
Award Rule: s31.1(a)

- Meal breaks are rostered to 30-60 minutes.
Award Rule: s31.1(a)

- Rest breaks are rostered to 10 minutes.
Award Rule: s31.1(a)

- Rest and meal breaks must be rostered.
Award Rule: s31.1(e)

Ordinary Hours

- An employee can be rostered up to 9 Ordinary hours on 1 day and up to 11 hours once a week.
Award Rule: s27.3

- For retailers with 15 or more employees per week, employees will not be rostered to Ordinary hours on more than 19 days in each 4 week cycle, unless agreed otherwise.
Award Rule: s28.5

- An employee can work Ordinary hours on 6 days in 1 week, provided that they work Ordinary hours for 4 days or less in the following week.
Award Rule: s28.10

- No employee can work Ordinary Hours on 7 days in 1 week.
Award Rule: s28.10


Ordinary Hours

Time Logic's already programmed Ordinary Hours specific to the General Retail Industry Award are:

Monday to Friday 7am-9pm
Saturday 7am-6pm
Sunday 9am-6pm

- For newsagencies, the start time is adjusted to 5am

- For video shops, the end time is adjusted to 12 midnight

- For retailers who close later than Monday-Friday 9pm or Saturday/Sunday 6pm, the end time is adjusted to 11pm

Award Rule: s27.2


Overtime Rules

Time Logic's Built-in Overtime Rules specifically for the General Retail Industry Award include:

- Hours that are not rostered or are not within Ordinary Hours are overtime hours.
Award Rule: s29.2(a)

- Overtime is paid at time and a half for the first 3 hours, then double time after that.
Award Rule: s29.2(d)

- All overtime on Sundays is double time.
Award Rule: s29.2(c)

- All overtime on public holidays is double time and a half.
Award Rule: s29.2(c)

- Overtime is calculated daily.
Award Rule: s29.2(d)


Penalty Rules

Time Logic's Built-in Penalty Rules specifically for the General Retail Industry Award include:

- Full-time employees and part-time employees get an additional 25% for Ordinary hours worked after 6pm Monday to Friday.
Award Rule: s29.4(a)

- Full-time employees and part-time employees get an additional 25% for Ordinary hours worked on Saturday.
Award Rule: s29.4(b)

- Casual employees get an additional 10% for hours worked on Saturday between 7am and 6pm.
Award Rule: s29.4(b)

- All employees get an additional 100% for all hours worked on Sunday. From 1 July 2017 this changes: all employees will get an additional 95% for all hours worked on Sunday.
Award Rule: s29.4(c)

- All employees get an additional 150% for all hours worked on public holidays. From 1 July 2017 this changes: Full-time and Part-time employees get an additional 125% for all hours worked on public holidays. Casual employees will continue getting an additional 150% for all hours worked on public holidays.
Award Rule: s29.4(d)


Casual Loading

Time Logic's Built-in Casual Loadings specifically for the General Retail Industry Award include:

- Casual employees get an additional 25% of the base rate for all hours worked.
Award Rule: s13.2


Shiftwork

Time Logic's Shiftwork Rules specifically for the General Retail Industry Award include:

- Shiftwork hours are from 6pm to 5am on the following day.
Award Rule: s30.2(a)

- Shiftwork does not include a shift which starts and finishes on the same day within the span of ordinary hours specified in this award.
Award Rule: s30.2(b)

- Shiftwork between midnight Sunday and midnight Friday is paid 130% (155% for casuals) of the ordinary time rate of pay.
Award Rule: s30.3(a)

- Shiftwork on Saturday is paid at 150% (175% for casuals) of the ordinary time rate of pay.
Award Rule: s30.3(b)

- Shiftwork on Sunday is paid at 200% (225% for casuals) of the ordinary time rate of pay.
Award Rule: s30.3(c)

- If shiftwork starts on a public holiday then the whole shift is paid at public holiday rates.
Award Rule: s30.3(e)

- Rest breaks and meal breaks are paid breaks.
Award Rule: s30.5


Baking production employees - Early morning shifts

Time Logic's Baking Production Rules specifically for the General Retail Industry Award include:

- A baking production employee who starts at or after 2am and before 6am will be paid an early morning shift allowance of 12.5% (37.5% for casuals) for the shift.
Award Rule: s30.4(a)

- A baking production employee who starts before 2am will be entitled to a night shift allowance of 30% (55% for casuals) for the shift.
Award Rule: s30.4(b)

- Saturday, Sunday and public holidays hold the same rates as other shiftworkers.
Award Rule: s30.4(c)

- Rest breaks and meal breaks are paid breaks.
Award Rule: s30.5


Breakdowns

In Time Logic, each individual shift has a breakdown with the shift times so you know when ordinary and overtime was applied, the exact cost and the Award Rule section. Breakdowns for wage totals are also calculated instantly meaning that you can see exactly how much time and a half or double overtime was paid in the week/month or day or how much of Saturday work penalties was paid in the month/week/day.

General Retail Industry Allowances

Time Logic's Built-in Allowances specifically for the General Retail Industry Award include:

- Meal Allowance
Award Rule: s20.1

- Special Clothing Allowance
Award Rule: s20.2

- Travelling Time Reimbursement
Award Rule: s20.4

- Transport Allowance
Award Rule: s20.6

- Cold Work Disability Allowance
Award Rule: s20.8

- First Aid Allowance
Award Rule: s20.9

- Recall Allowance
Award Rule: s20.10

- Liquor Licence Allowance
Award Rule: s20.11

- Higher Duties Allowance
Award Rule: s20.12

- Broken Hill Allowance
Award Rule: s20.13


Breaks

Time Logic's planned and actual breaks specifically for the General Retail Industry Award include:

- Paid meal breaks for shiftworkers

- Unpaid meal breaks for non-shiftworkers

- Paid rest breaks

These breaks are planned in employee rosters and actual times are captured via the Time Clock or manually entered in Timesheets.


Leave Types

The General Retail Industry Award Leave Types available in Time Logic for employees include:

- Annual Leave
Award Rules: s32

- Personal Leave
Award Rules: s33

- Carer's Leave
Award Rules: s33

- Compassionate Leave
Award Rules: s33

- Public Holiday Leave
Award Rules: s34

- Community Service Leave
Award Rules: s35

- Job Search Entitlement
Award Rules: s14.3, s15.4

- Time Off for Past Overtime, where Time Off instead of Payment is given for overtime
Award Rule: s29.3

- Travelling Between Work Locations
Award Rule: s20.4


Award Rates, Above Award Rates or Custom Rates

With Time Logic you can use the MA000004: General Retail Industry Award minimum base rate, an above award rate by specifying your increased percentage or your own custom new fixed base rate.

Affected Base Rates

In Time Logic, General Retail Industry Award base rates are calculated and updated according to employee specific circumstances.

- Junior Rates
Award Rules: s18

- Apprentices / Apprenticeships including 4 year, 3 year and adult apprenticeships
Award Rules: s19

- Supported Wage System
Award Rules: Schedule C

- Traineeship
Award Rules: Schedule D

- School-based Apprentices
Award Rules: Schedule E

- School-based Traineeship
Award Rules: Schedule D.5.2(d)


Normal or Absorption Method

In Time Logic you can choose to use the normal or the absorption method to calculate pay. Choose to absorb overtime, penalty rates, allowances, loadings and annual leave loading.

Your Pay Cycle

In Time Logic, wage totals are calculated from your chosen Pay Cycle First Day. This means that if your Pay Cycle first day is a Wednesday, Wednesday to Tuesday will be shown in the Weekly View and the weekly wage totals will be calculated from Wednesday to Tuesday.

MA000004 - General Retail Industry Award 2010


Minimum Weekly Wages for 1/7/2018 - 30/6/2019

Minimum weekly wages specifically for the MA000004: General Retail Industry Award for 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 are:

ClassificationsPer week
Retail Employee Level 1$789.90
Retail Employee Level 2$808.70
Retail Employee Level 3$821.40
Retail Employee Level 4$837.40
Retail Employee Level 5$871.80
Retail Employee Level 6$884.50
Retail Employee Level 7$928.80
Retail Employee Level 8$966.50


Minimum Weekly Wages for 1/7/2017 - 30/6/2018

Minimum weekly wages specifically for the MA000004: General Retail Industry Award for 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 are:

ClassificationsPer week
Retail Employee Level 1$763.20
Retail Employee Level 2$781.40
Retail Employee Level 3$793.60
Retail Employee Level 4$809.10
Retail Employee Level 5$842.30
Retail Employee Level 6$854.60
Retail Employee Level 7$897.40
Retail Employee Level 8$933.80


Minimum Weekly Wages for 1/7/2016 - 30/6/2017

Minimum weekly wages specifically for the MA000004: General Retail Industry Award for 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 are:

ClassificationsPer week
Retail Employee Level 1$738.80
Retail Employee Level 2$756.40
Retail Employee Level 3$768.20
Retail Employee Level 4$783.30
Retail Employee Level 5$815.40
Retail Employee Level 6$827.30
Retail Employee Level 7$868.70
Retail Employee Level 8$904.00


Minimum Weekly Wages for 1/7/2015 - 30/6/2016

Minimum weekly wages specifically for the MA000004: General Retail Industry Award for 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 are:

ClassificationsPer week
Retail Employee Level 1$721.50
Retail Employee Level 2$738.70
Retail Employee Level 3$750.20
Retail Employee Level 4$764.90
Retail Employee Level 5$796.30
Retail Employee Level 6$807.90
Retail Employee Level 7$848.30
Retail Employee Level 8$882.80


Minimum Weekly Wages for 1/7/2014 - 30/6/2015

Minimum weekly wages specifically for the MA000004: General Retail Industry Award for 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015 are:

ClassificationsPer week
Retail Employee Level 1$703.90
Retail Employee Level 2$720.70
Retail Employee Level 3$731.90
Retail Employee Level 4$746.20
Retail Employee Level 5$776.90
Retail Employee Level 6$788.20
Retail Employee Level 7$827.60
Retail Employee Level 8$861.30


Minimum Weekly Wages for 1/7/2013 - 30/6/2014

Minimum weekly wages specifically for the MA000004: General Retail Industry Award for 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 are:

ClassificationsPer week
Retail Employee Level 1$683.40
Retail Employee Level 2$699.70
Retail Employee Level 3$710.60
Retail Employee Level 4$724.50
Retail Employee Level 5$754.30
Retail Employee Level 6$765.20
Retail Employee Level 7$803.50
Retail Employee Level 8$836.20


Minimum Weekly Wages for 1/7/2012 - 30/6/2013

Minimum weekly wages specifically for the MA000004: General Retail Industry Award for 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013 are:

ClassificationsPer week
Retail Employee Level 1$666.10
Retail Employee Level 2$682.00
Retail Employee Level 3$692.60
Retail Employee Level 4$706.10
Retail Employee Level 5$735.20
Retail Employee Level 6$745.80
Retail Employee Level 7$783.10
Retail Employee Level 8$815.00


Minimum Weekly Wages for 1/7/2011 - 30/6/2012

Minimum weekly wages specifically for the MA000004: General Retail Industry Award for 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012 are:

ClassificationsPer week
Retail Employee Level 1$647.30
Retail Employee Level 2$662.80
Retail Employee Level 3$673.10
Retail Employee Level 4$686.20
Retail Employee Level 5$714.50
Retail Employee Level 6$724.80
Retail Employee Level 7$761.00
Retail Employee Level 8$792.00


Minimum Weekly Wages for 1/7/2010 - 30/6/2011

Minimum weekly wages specifically for the MA000004: General Retail Industry Award for 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011 are:

ClassificationsPer week
Retail Employee Level 1$626.00
Retail Employee Level 2$641.00
Retail Employee Level 3$651.00
Retail Employee Level 4$663.60
Retail Employee Level 5$691.00
Retail Employee Level 6$701.00
Retail Employee Level 7$736.00
Retail Employee Level 8$766.00


Minimum Weekly Wages for 1/1/2010 - 30/6/2010

Minimum weekly wages specifically for the MA000004: General Retail Industry Award for 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010 are:

ClassificationsPer week
Retail Employee Level 1$600.00
Retail Employee Level 2$615.00
Retail Employee Level 3$625.00
Retail Employee Level 4$637.60
Retail Employee Level 5$665.00
Retail Employee Level 6$675.00
Retail Employee Level 7$710.00
Retail Employee Level 8$740.00





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