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 2022/23 financial year, while all previous updates before this time you can find in the historical financial years tab.

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February 2024

14th

Per clause 20.5, where employees must be paid for a minimum of 4 hours for overtime worked on Sunday. However, "this entitlement does not apply if the overtime is worked immediately before, or immediately after, ordinary hours". The system does not currently have the ability to make this assessment. Hence, a new work type Minimum engagement - Sunday OT has been created. Employees will need to use this work type to receive the entitlement of a minimum 4 hours for overtime worked on Sunday that is not immediately before or after ordinary hours. Otherwise, employees would be paid only for the hours submitted on timesheet. 

January 2024

25th

We have removed the "Top Up of Standard Hours - Part Time" rule within the Permanent Fast Food rule set to make sure the part time employees would be paid correctly.

19th

We have updated the rule sets for Permanent and Casual employees, and created new pay categories linked under Ordinary Hours. This ensures that penalty rates are automatically updated when the base rate changes. The new pay categories are as follows:

  • Casual - Sunday (Level 1)
  • Casual - Sunday (Level 2 and 3)
  • Permanent - Sunday (Level 1)
  • Permanent - Sunday (Level 2 and 3)

NB: We have also introduced a new tag called "Level 1 Employees", which must be assigned to all Level 1 employees to ensure that employees classified as Level 1 will receive the correct penalty rates when they work Sundays, otherwise overpayment may occur.

We have updated the interpretation for Minimum engagement of overtime hours on Sunday

 

August 2023

24th

The LSL accrual rate for Casual - SA has been updated. 

1st

From 1 August, all employees are entitled to 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave each year. The (Unpaid) Family and Domestic Violence Leave configuration settings under awards have been updated - the leave category is disabled from award leave allowance templates, and the work type is not enabled automatically for all employees. Please ensure that employees no longer use the unpaid leave category or work type.

July 2023

5th

We have corrected the Sunday rates for all levels.

1st

We have updated the award to reflect the Fair Work Commission’s National Minimum Wage increase detailed in the Annual Wage Review 2022-23 decision and also includes updates to expense-related allowances. You can find information on the Determinations here and here. These changes come into effect from the first full pay period on or after the 1st July 2023.

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 2023. We have also updated the Community Service Leave category to make sure it pays at base rate.

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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