Changes to Modern Awards – 1st January 2018

On the 12th of December 2017, the Fair Work Commission announced that they will introducing certain changes to the overtime rates and shift entitlements for casual and part-time employees in some awards. These changes will apply from the 1st of January 2018 onwards and have been explained below. As a reminder a casual employee is an employee that:
  • has no guaranteed hours of work;
  • doesn’t receive paid sick or annual leave entitlements;
  • receives a casual loading (a higher h
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