Are you employed on a casual contract? Do you know all the rules, regulations and entitlements?
One of our recent forum questions was on casual staff and whether they are eligible for overtime if working more than 40 hours in a week… can you help?
Amanda63 thought casual staff could not be paid overtime due to the fact that they are casual.
“In the public award, as far as I’m aware, casual staff do not attract overtime due to the fact that they are casual. This has been a point of debate for some time with the casual staff, particularly if you are doing more than 8 hours straight on the same day.”
Amanda63 also says:
“Many may not be aware but in the public hospital system the award states that on Sundays an employee doing overtime will be paid double time from the commencement of the shift (not time and a half for the first two hours), and double time and a half for public holidays.
“Sunday and public holiday overtime attract different codes to overtime at any other time when entered in to the computer.”
Can you help with this question? Do you have any advice for casual staff?
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