Effective 12 December 2017, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) varied certain overtime rates and minimum shift entitlements for casual and part-time employees in several awards.

The decision introduces overtime rates for casual employees in many of these awards and changes how part-time hours can be worked in others. The changes are different for each award, so they affect employers and employees differently depending on the award they're covered by.

These changes apply from the first full pay period on or after 1 January 2018, and affect the following awards:

  • 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.

For more information go to: https://www.fairwork.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media-releases/website-news/changes-to-casual-part-time-entitlements-in-some-awards