Fast Food Industry Award 2010 (MA000003)

The article provides guidelines about when to use the different work types and tags included as part of the pre-built Fast Food award package. To read further information about the fast food industry award, refer to Fast Food Industry Award.

Key updates

  Select the current financial year tab to see award updates for the 2024/25 financial year, while all previous updates before this time you can find in the historical financial years tab.

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We have updated the award to reflect the Fair Work Commission's National Minimum Wage increase detailed in the Annual Wage Review 2023-24 decision and also includes updates to expense-related allowances. You can find more information on the Determinations here and here.

These changes come into effect from the first full pay period on or after the 1st July 2024. Please install these updates after you have finalised your last pay run before the first full pay period beginning on or after the 1st July 2024.

We have also updated the "Community Service Leave Taken" pay category, where it accrues leave. The payment classification has also been updated in line with the ATO specification categories.

The Casual Fast Food rule set has been updated to include a rule for Paid Family Domestic Violence Leave.

Installing the pre-built award package

For details on how to install and configure this pre-built award template, please review the detailed help article here. While we make every effort to provide a high-quality service, we do not accept responsibility for, guarantee, or warrant the accuracy, completeness, or up-to-date nature of the service. Before relying on the information, users should carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes, and should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

The award default Rule Set Period is set to Four Weekly. If you follow a different work pattern or roster period, you can review and set the rule set period date that applies to your organisation. 

Work types

1+ OT hrs worked (24 hrs prior notice not provided to employee)
An employee that was required to work more than 1 hour of overtime with less than 24 hours’ notice and not provided with a meal should add 1 unit of this allowance to their shift. Refer to section 19.1(a) of the Fast Food Industry Award.
4+ OT hrs worked (24 hrs prior notice not provided to employee)
An employee that was required to work more than 4 hours of overtime with less than 24 hours’ notice and not provided with a meal should add 1 unit of this allowance to their shift. This is in addition to adding 1 unit of "1+ OT hrs worked (24 hrs prior notice not provided to employee)". Refer to section 19.1(a) of the Fast Food Industry Award.
Annual leave

Choose this work type when annual leave is taken.

Carers leave

Choose this work type when carer’s leave is taken.

Cold Work (above 0 degrees)
Employees principally employed on a particular shift to enter cold chambers and/or to stock and refill refrigerated storages should choose this work type. Refer to section 19.8(a) of the Fast Food Industry Award.
Cold Work (below 0 degrees)

Choose this work type if the employee is required to work in a cold chamber where the temperature is below 0 degrees. Refer to section 19.8(b) of the Fast Food Industry Award.

Compassionate leave

Choose this work type when compassionate leave is taken.

Kilometre allowance
Where an employer requests an employee to use their own motor vehicle in the performance of their duties, this work type should be used. The kilometres travelled should be entered into the ‘units’ field. Refer section 19.6 of the Fast Food Industry Award.
Long service leave

Choose this work type when long service leave is taken.

Minimum engagement - Sunday OT

Choose this work type when employees are working overtime on Sunday, which are not worked immediately before or after ordinary hours and would be entitled to the minimum payment of 4 hours.

No meal break
Normally, meal breaks are automatically added for shifts over 5h30m. Use this work type to indicate that no meal break was taken during the shift.
Public holiday not worked
Choose this work type where employees are not required to work on a gazetted public holiday.
Sick leave

Choose this work type when sick leave is taken.

Time in lieu

Choose this work type when time in lieu is taken.

Time in lieu of overtime
Choose this work type if the employee elects to accrue time in lieu rather than be paid for any overtime for this shift.
Unpaid leave

Choose this work type when unpaid leave is taken.

Tags

The following tags are available for application to employees under the Fast Food Industry Award.

Shift worker

Assign this tag if the employee is employed as a shift worker who is regularly rostered to work on Sundays and public holidays. As per national employment standards, a 7-day shift worker is entitled to an extra 1 week of annual leave per year. Refer to section 28.2 of the Fast Food Industry Award for the definition of a shift worker.

TIL of OT
Assign this tag if the employee elects to always accrue time in lieu rather than be paid overtime.
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