For 1st July we have implemented 2 versions of the General Retail Industry Award, also known as GRIA.

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.

The introduction of the Late Trading (>9pm) sector is for companies who regularly trade past 9pm Monday to Friday or past 6pm Saturday and Sunday.

We have also included the post-1 July 2018 base rate, the Post-1 November 2018 update, and the Sunday penalty rate adjustments as defined by the Fair Work Commission.

GRIA Interpretation

There are 20 sectors for Full-Time and Part-Time;

  • Full Time & Part Time - Post 1 November 2018
  • Full Time & Part Time - Post 1 November 2018 - Late Trading (>9pm) 
  • Full Time - Post-2017
  • Full Time - Post-2017 - Late Trading (>9pm)
  • Part Time - Post-2017
  • Part Time - Post-2017 - Late Trading (>9pm)
  • Full Time & Part Time - Shiftworker - Post 1 November 2018 - Baking Production
  • Full Time - Shiftworker - Post-2017 - Baking Production
  • Full Time & Part Time - Shiftworker - Post 1 November 2018 - Other Sectors
  • Full Time - Shiftworker - Post-2017 - Other Sectors
  • Part Time - Shiftworker - Post-2017 - Baking Production
  • Part Time - Shiftworker - Post-2017 - Other Sectors
  • Full Time - Pre-2017
  • Full Time - Pre-2017 - Late Trading (>9pm)
  • Part Time - Pre-2017
  • Part Time - Pre-2017 - Late Trading (>9pm)
  • Full Time - Shiftworker - Pre-2017 - Baking Production
  • Full Time - Shiftworker - Pre-2017 - Other Sectors
  • Part Time - Shiftworker - Pre-2017 - Baking Production
  • Part Time - Shiftworker - Pre-2017 - Other Sectors

There are 12 sectors for Casuals - All casuals must be paid for a minimum of 3 hours

  • Casual - Post 1 November 2018
  • Casual - Post-2017
  • Casual - Post 1 November 2018 - Late Trading (>9pm)
  • Casual - Post-2017 - Late Trading (>9pm)
  • Casual - Shiftworker - Post 1 November 2018 - Baking Production
  • Casual - Shiftworker - Post-2017 - Baking Production
  • Casual - Shiftworker - Post 1 November 2018 - Other Sectors
  • Casual - Shiftworker - Post-2017 - Other Sectors
  • Casual - Pre-2017
  • Casual - Pre-2017 - Late Trading (>9pm)
  • Casual - Shiftworker - Pre-2017 - Baking Production
  • Casual - Shiftworker - Pre-2017 - Other Sectors

When you allocate the Employment Term to each employee, you will be required to place the employee’s base rate in the system. Once this base rate is applied the following multipliers will apply; (*Casual Employees do not receive overtime (29.1a)*)

Full-Time & Part-Time - Post 1 November 2018

Full Time & Part Time - Post 1 November 2018 - Late Trading (>9pm) 

Full-Time & Part-Time - Post-2017

Full-Time Post-2017

Full-Time & Part-Time (Late Trading (>9pm)) - Post-2017

Full-Time & Part-Time - Shiftworkers - Baking Production - Post 1 November 2018

Full-Time & Part-Time - Shiftworkers - Baking Production - Post-2017

Full-Time & Part-Time - Shiftworkers - Other Sectors - 1 November 2018

Full-Time & Part-Time - Shiftworkers - Other Sectors - Post-2017

Casual - Post 1 November 2018

Casual - Post-2017

Casual - Late Trading (>9pm) - Post 1 November 2018

Casual - Late Trading (>9pm) - Post-2017 

Casual - Shiftworkers - Baking Production - Post 1 November 2018

Casual - Shiftworkers - Baking Production - Post-2017

Casual - Shiftworkers - Other Sectors - Post 1 November 2018

Casual - Shiftworkers - Other Sectors - Post-2017

Full-Time & Part-Time - Pre-2017

Full-Time & Part-Time - Pre-2017

Full-Time & Part-Time (Late Trading (>9pm)) - Pre-2017

Full-Time & Part-Time - Shiftworkers - Baking Production - Pre-2017

Full-Time & Part-Time - Shiftworkers - Other Sectors - Pre-2017

Casual - Pre-2017

Casual - Pre-2017

Casual - Late Trading (>9pm) - Pre-2017

Casual - Shiftworkers - Baking Production - Pre-2017

Casual - Shiftworkers - Other Sectors - Pre-2017 

Fair Work Updates (effective 1 July 2018)

Casual - Overtime

Casuals are now entitled overtime. This occurs:

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

Sunday: Full-time & Part-Time

Full-time and part-time employees who are not shiftworkers get paid the following percentages of their base pay rate:

Sunday: Casual

Casual employees who are not shiftworkers get paid the following percentages of their base pay rate (these rates include their casual loading):

Allowances - Not Automated

  • Cold work allowance
  • Cold work allowance - below 0
  • District Allowance - Broken Hill
  • First Aid Allowance
  • Laundry Allowance - FT
  • Laundry Allowance - CAS/PT
  • Liquor Licence Allowance
  • Meal Allowance
  • Meal Allowance (Over 4hrs Overtime)
  • Vehicle Allowance (Up to ATO Limit)
  • Vehicle Allowance (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 item.

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 employees “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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