For 1st July we have implemented 2 versions of the Fast Food Industry Award, also known as FFIA.

The rationale behind 2 versions is one will be incorporating the new penalty cuts (post-2017 version) to comply with new penalty rate cuts and the other one will remain same (pre-2017 version) it will still be compliant but for employers that don’t want to pay their employees the updated penalty loadings as per fair work.

We have also included the changes based on Fair Work's updated pay conditions for the 2018-19 financial year (effective 1 July 2018)

FFIA Interpretation

There are 6 sectors for Full-Time and Part-Time;

  • Full Time - Pre-2017
  • Full Time - Level 1- Post-2017
  • Full Time - Level 2 and 3 - Post-2017
  • Part Time - Pre-2017
  • Part Time - Level 1- Post-2017
  • Part Time - Level 2 and 3 - Post-2017

There are 3 sectors for Casuals - All casuals must be paid for a minimum of 3 hours

  • Casual - Level 1- Post-2017
  • Casual - Level 2 and 3 - Post-2017
  • Casual - Pre-2017

There are a number of changes to casual, Sunday, and trainee rates.

  • Casual - Overtime pay
  • Sunday Work - Full-time and Part-Time employees
  • Sunday - Casuals
  • Trainees - Penalty rates

Full-Time & Part-Time - Level 1 - Post 2017

Full Time - Level 2 and 3 - Post-2017

Casual - Level 1 - Post 2017

Casual - Level 2 and 3 - Post 2017

Full-Time & Part-Time - Pre 2017

Casual - Post 2017

Post 1 July 2018 FWC Changes

Casual - Overtime Pay

Casual employees now receive overtime pay. This occurs when:

  • the employee works 38 hours per week, or an average of 38 hours per week over a roster cycle
  • the employee works more than 11 hours on any day

Sunday: Full-time and Part-time

Level 1 full-time and part-time employees get paid the following percentages of their base pay rate.

Level 2 and Level 3 full-time and part-time employees continue to get paid 150% of their base pay rate for work on Sundays after 1 July 2017.

Sunday - Casuals

Level 1 casual employees get paid the following percentages of their base pay rate:

Level 2 and level 3 casual employees continue to get paid 175% of their base pay rate for work on Sundays after 1 July 2017. This rate includes their casual loading.

Trainees - Penalty Rates

Trainees get the same penalty rates that apply to all full-time and part-time employees. 

The penalty rate that applies will depend on whether the trainee, as part of their traineeship, is performing the job duties of a Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 classification.   

All trainees should be advised in writing what their classification is when they start their traineeship. They should also be advised whenever there are any changes to their classification. Schedule B of the Fast Food Award confirms the job duties for each classification.          
Trainees could be performing the duties of any classification. For example, an employee may be doing a traineeship which focuses on management. In that case, they may be classified as a Level 2 if they have a major responsibility on a day to day basis for supervising Level 1 employees.          

Trainees who, as part of their traineeship, are performing the job duties of a Level 1 classification get paid the following percentages of their base pay rate. 

Trainees who, as part of their traineeship, are performing the job duties of a Level 2 or Level 3 classification continue to get paid 150% of their base pay rate for work on Sundays after 1 July 2017.

Allowances - Not Automated

  • Cold work allowance
  • Cold work allowance - below 0
  • District allowance - Broken Hill
  • Laundry Allowance - Full Time
  • Laundry Allowance - PT/Cas
  • Meal Allowance
  • Meal Allowance (exceeding 4hrs overtime)
  • Vehicle Allowance - delivery drivers
  • Vehicle Allowance - non delivery drivers (Up to ATO limit)
  • Vehicle Allowance - non delivery drivers (Above ATO limit)

To add the allowances into the export please follow the below instructions;

Approve the timesheet, then unapprove the pay item.

Add in the shift loading and number of units/hours.

Approve the pay.

Conditions that have not been included

  • Who is affected - What should happen - Can this be done in Deputy 
  • All Employees - Higher Duties: If an employee works at a higher classification, pay the higher rate - This can be done in Premium through Area based pay. 
  • Part Time Employees - Overtime should be calculating at the employee’s “Ordinary Hours” per week, rather than at 38 hours. - This can be done in Enterprise. 
  • All employees - Automated Allowances - This can be done in Enterprise 
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