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Fast Food Industry Award Guide 2022

October 31, 2022
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Fast Food Industry Award Guide 2020: Complete Summary 

This blog is a complete summary of the Fast Food Industry Award, covering all main pay categories that determine the calculation of pay. The award was last updated July 29, 2022 and can be found in full version here. 

Key Takeaways 

  • No ordinary hours span mentioned in award but penalties applicable:
  • ~~Monday - Friday 10pm - midnight 
  • ~~Monday - Friday midnight - 6am 
  • ~~Saturday (any time) 
  • ~~Sunday (any time)
  • ~~Public holidays (any time)
  • ~~Previously had different Sunday penalty rates changing each year for Level 1 employees (July 2017 - 2019) and a separate Sunday penalty rate for Level 2 and 33
  • ~~Maximum of 11 ordinary hours on any day
  • Clause 14.1 Meal breaks when 9 hours or more worked are either 2 x meal breaks if 1 x rest break OR 1 x meal break if 2 x rest breaks
  • Clause 20.4 overtime
  • ~~If Sunday OT is worked without ordinary hours before or after, minimum 4 hours payment 
  • No shift workers

Classification

List of Relevant Clauses

List of Parameters 

Part 3 - Types of Employment and Termination of Employment


9 Full-time employees

10 Part-time employees

11 Casual employees

15.2 Junior employees


Part 4 - Classifications and Wage Rates

12. Classifications


Parameter

Options Describes 

Type of of Employment

FT, PT, Casual

Shiftworker

No

Junior employee

If >21 years old

Contracted Hours

If >= 38 hours = full time

If < 38 hours = part-time

If no guaranteed hours = casual

Classification

Level 1 - 6

Hours Recorded

List of Relevant Clauses

List of Parameters 

Part 5 - Ordinary hours of work 

13.5 Maximum of 11 ordinary hours on any day for all employees

Full-Time Employees

9. FT works average of 38 hours in 4 weeks

13.2 Hours may be worked

  1. 38 ordinary hours per week 
  2. 76 ordinary hours over 2 weeks
  3. 114 ordinary hours over 3 weeks 
  4. 152 ordinary hours over 4 weeks

Part - Time Employees

10.1 PR works less than 38 hours a week

10.2 Minimum engagement of 3 hours 

Casual Employees 

11.1 Less than 38 hours a week 

11.3 Minimum engagement of 3 hours

Breaks

14.1   Breaks schedule

14.1 Rest breaks are counted as time worked, meal breaks are not counted as time worked


Parameter

Options Describes 

Type of Employment

FT/PT/Casual

Maximum weekly hours 

FT = 38

PT = >38

Casual = not specified

Minimum number of hours per day

FT = no minimum

PT = 3

C = 3

Maximum number of hours per day

FT, PT, C  = 11

Paid Rest Breaks

Less than 4 hours 


4 to less than 5 hours 


5 to less than 9 hours 


9+ hours  

No rest break


1 x 10 min break


1 x 10 min break


1 x 10 rest break (if 2 meal breaks) OR 

2 x 10 rest break (if 1 meal break)

Unpaid Meal Breaks 

Less than 4 hours 


4 to less than 5 hours 


5 to less than 9 hours 


9+ hours  

No meal break 


No meal break 


1 x 30 - 60 min break 


1 x 30 - 60 min break (if 2 rest break) 


2 x 30 - 60 min break (if 1 rest break)

Overtime

List of Relevant Clauses

List of Parameters 

20. Overtime 

20.2 FT employees paid overtime when hours worked in excess of: 

(i) 38 ordinary hours/average of 38 hours over 4 weeks

(ii) 5 days in one week, or 6 days in one week 4 days in the following week

(iii) 11 ordinary hours on any one day 

(b)(c)before or after  employees rostered start and end time 

(d) outside the ordinary hours of work 

20.3 PT overtime paid when in excess of 

(i) 38 ordinary hours/average of 38 hours over 4 weeks

(ii) 5 days in one week, or 6 days in one week 4 days in the following week

(iii) 11 ordinary hours on any one day 

(iv) agreed hours 

(vi) their regular work pattern 

(b)(c)before or after  employees rostered start and end time 

(d) outside the ordinary hours of work 

20.4 Payment for casual employees in excess of:

(a) 38 ordinary hours per week or average over roster cycle

(b) 11 ordinary hours on a day 

20.5 Minimum payment on Sunday 

If OT not before or after rostered shift, then minimum 4 hours payment 

20.7 TOIL


Parameter

Options Describes 

Maximum number of hours per day

If FT = 11

If PT = 11 

If Casual = 11 

Overtime rates 

Monday - Saturday

First 2 hours 


After 2 hours 


FT/PT = 150%

C = 200%

FT/PT = 175% 

C = 225%

Sunday

FT/PT = 200%

C = 225%

Public Holiday 

FT/PT = 250%

C = 275%

Penalties/Loading

List of Relevant Clauses

List of Parameters 

13.1 Casual loading of 25%

21. Penalty rates 

  • Monday to Friday (10pm - midnight) = FT & PT 110%, C 135%
  • Monday - Friday (midnight - 6am) = 115%, 140%
  • Saturday (anytime) = 125%, 150%
  • Sunday (Level 1, anytime) = 125%, 150%
  • Sunday (Level 2/3, anytime) = 150%, 175%
  • PH = 225%, 250%

(c) Sunday work - level 1 employees 

(i) - (ii) rates for July 2017 - 30 June 2019

(ii) From 1 July 2019 - 25% loading for hours of work on a Sunday for FT and PT Level 1, 50% loading for casuals including casual loading 

(d) Sunday work - Level 2 and 3 employees - 50% loading for all hours of work on a Sunday for FT/PT and 75% for causal (including casual loading)


Parameter

Options Describes 

Type of employment

FT, PT, Casual

Casual loading 

25%

Penalty Rates

Monday - Friday Penalty 

10pm - 12am)

FT/PT = 110%

C = 135%

Monday - Friday Penalty 

12am - 6am

FT/PT = 115%

C= 140%

Saturday Penalty

FT/PT = 125%

Casual = 150% 

Sunday Penalty 

Level 1 


Level 2 and 3


FT/PT = 125%

Casual = 150%

FT/PT = 150%

Casual= 175%

Public Holiday

FT/PT =225%

Casual = 250%

 

Allowances

List of Relevant Clauses

List of Parameters 

17.2 Broken Hill allowance 

17.3 Cold work allowance

17.4 Meal allowance 

17.5 Special clothing allowance

17.6 Travelling time reimbursement

17.7 Transport of employee reimbursement

17.8 Motor vehicle allowance

17.9 Excess travelling costs

17.10 Moving expense


Parameter

Options Describes 

Leave

List of Relevant Clauses

List of Parameters 

Part 6 - Leave and Public Holidays

Annual leave

22. Annual leave provided for under NES

22.2(c)Annual leave loading of 17.5% or relevant penalty / shift rates, whichever is higher

Refers back to NES:

29 Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

31 Community service leave

32 Unpaid domestic violence leave


Parameter

Options Describes 

 

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