Overtime and Penalty Rates


Working weekends and long days should be compensated. Find you what you should be paid for working hours most people have their feet up.

What you need to know


Overtime pay for full-time and casual employees

If you work overtime hours (that’s work in excess of the ordinary number of hours of work) are to be paid at time and a half for the first three hours and double time thereafter.

Overtime pay for casual employees

If you are a casual employee, you are entitled to be paid overtime if you work more than 38 hours per week or in excess of 38 hours per week, or in excess of 10 hours in the one day. The overtime you are entitled to be paid is 175% of the ordinary hourly rate of pay for the first three hours and 225% of the ordinary hourly rate of pay thereafter (inclusive of the casual loading).

Saturday work

If you work Saturday’s a loading of 33% will apply for ordinary hours of work for full-time,part-time and casual employees within the span of hours on a Saturday.

Sunday work

If you work Sunday’s a 100% loading will apply for all hours of work for full-time,part-time and casual employees on a Sunday.

Working on your rostered day off

Where it is mutually agreed upon between the employer and the employee (such agreement should be in writing) an employee may be employed on their rostered day off at the rate of double time for all time worked with a minimum payment as for four hours’ work.

What can I do if I need help?

If you’re experiencing a problem with your pay, read on to find out more information on what you can do. To access this information you need to be a HSA member. It’s easy to join.

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