We have implemented 4 versions of the Hospitality Industry General Award, also known as the HIGA award. The versions includes both the Pre & Post July 2017, Post 2018 and the 1 July 2019 version.

The rationale behind the different versions is due to the FairWork updates on the 1st of July. One will be incorporating the new penalty cuts to comply with new penalty rate cuts and the older versions will remain same, it will still be compliant but for employers that don’t want to pay their employees the updated penalty loadings as per FairWork they may use the older versions.

HIGA Interpretation

There are 4 sectors for Full-Time and Part-Time;

  • Full Time & Part Time - 1 July 2019
  • Full Time & Part Time - Post 2018
  • Full Time & Part Time - Post 2017
  • Full Time & Part Time - Pre 2017

There are 4 sectors for Casuals;

  • Casual - 1 July 2019
  • Casual - Post 2018
  • Casual - Post 2017
  • Casual - Pre 2017

This award is also built in with the Higher Duties allowance. To set this automation up, you will need to set the areas as the following:

  • Create an area with the name "Higher Duties". You will need to set up the rate according to your business.

We have built these awards in line with the weekly interpretation as provided by Fair Work.

Full Time & Part Time - 1 July 2019

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 
  • M-F 7pm-12am @ Base + $2.27 per hour 
  • M-F 12am-7am @ Base + $3.41 per hour 
  • Sat @ 1.25x 
  • Sun @ 1.50x 
  • PH @ 2.25x
  • PH Daily OT @ 2.25x 
  • M-F Daily OT - First 2 hours @ 1.50x
  • M-F Daily OT - After 2 hours @ 2.00x
  • Sat-Sun Daily OT @ 2.00x 
  • M-F Weekly OT - First 2 hours @ 1.50x 
  • M-F Weekly OT - After 2 hours @ 2.00x
  • Sat-Sun Weekly OT @ 2.00x 
  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.25x 
  • Christmas - Sat @ 1.50x 
  • Christmas - Sun @ 1.75x 
  • Delayed Meal Break @ 1.50x 
  • Shift Split Allowance - 2-3h Split @ $2.85 per day 
  • Shift Split Allowance - +3 hours Split @ $4.31 per day 

Casual - 1 July 2019

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x
  • M-F 7pm-12am @ Base + $2.27 per hour 
  • M-F 12am-7am @ Base + $3.41 per hour 
  • Sat @ 1.20x 
  • Sun @ 1.40x 
  • PH @ 2.00x 
  • Delayed Meal Break @ 1.50x
  • M-F Daily OT - First 2 hours @ 1.20x
  • M-F Daily OT - After 2 hours @ 1.60x
  • Sat-Sun Daily OT @ 1.60x
  • PH Daily OT @ 2.00x 
  • M-F Weekly OT - First 2 hours @ 1.20x 
  • M-F Weekly OT - After 2 hours @ 1.60x 
  • Sat-Sun Weekly OT @ 1.60x 
  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.00x 
  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x 
  • Sat Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.20x
  • Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.40x
  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.00x 

Full Time & Part Time - Post 2018

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 
  • Sat @ 1.25x 
  • Sun @ 1.70x 
  • M-F 7pm-12am @ Base + $2.20 per hour 
  • M-F 12am-7pm @ Base + $3.31 per hour 
  • M-F Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 
  • M-F Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 
  • Sat-Sun Daily OT @ 2.00x 
  • M-F Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 
  • M-F Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 
  • Sat-Sun Weekly OT @ 2.00x 
  • PH @ 2.25x 
  • PH Daily OT @ 2.25x 
  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.25x 
  • Christmas - Sat @ 1.75x 
  • Christmas - Sun @ 2.25x 
  • Delayed Meal Break @ 1.50x 
  • Shift Split Allowance - 2-3h Split @ $2.76 per day 
  • Shift Split Allowance - +3 Hours Split @ $4.19 per day 

Casual - Post 2018

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 
  • Sat @ 1.20x 
  • Sun @ 1.40x 
  • M-F 7pm-12am @ Base + $2.20 per hour 
  • M-F 12am-7pm @ Base + $3.31 per hour 
  • M-F Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 
  • M-F Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 
  • Sat-Sun Daily OT @ 1.60x 
  • M-F Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 
  • M-F Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 
  • Sat-Sun Weekly OT @ 1.60x 
  • PH @ 2.00x 
  • PH Daily OT @ 2.00x 
  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.00x 
  • Delayed Meal Break @ 1.50x 
  • M-F Mininum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x 
  • Sat Mininum Shift Engagement @ 1.20x 
  • Sun Mininum Shift Engagement @ 1.40x 
  • PH Mininum Shift Engagement @ 2.00x 

Full Time & Part Time - Post 2017

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 
  • Sat @ 1.25x 
  • Sun @ 1.70x 
  • M-F 7pm-12am @ Base + $2.13 per hour 
  • M-F 12am-7pm @ Base + $3.19 per hour 
  • M-F Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 
  • M-F Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 
  • Sat-Sun Daily OT @ 2.00x 
  • M-F Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 
  • M-F Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 
  • Sat-Sun Weekly OT @ 2.00x 
  • PH @ 2.25x 
  • PH Daily OT @ 2.25x 
  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.25x 
  • Christmas - Sat @ 1.75x 
  • Christmas - Sun @ 2.25x 
  • Delayed Meal Break @ 1.50x 
  • Shift Split Allowance - 2-3h Split @ $2.58 per day 
  • Shift Split Allowance - +3 Hours Split @ $3.92 per day 

Casual - Post 2017

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 
  • Sat @ 1.20x 
  • Sun @ 1.40x 
  • M-F 7pm-12am @ Base + $2.13per hour 
  • M-F 12am-7pm @ Base + $3.19 per hour 
  • M-F Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 
  • M-F Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 
  • Sat-Sun Daily OT @ 1.60x 
  • M-F Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 
  • M-F Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 
  • Sat-Sun Weekly OT @ 1.60x 
  • PH @ 2.00x 
  • PH Daily OT @ 2.00x 
  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.00x 
  • Delayed Meal Break @ 1.50x 
  • M-F Mininum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x 
  • Sat Mininum Shift Engagement @ 1.20x 
  • Sun Mininum Shift Engagement @ 1.40x 
  • PH Mininum Shift Engagement @ 2.00x 

Full Time & Part Time - Pre 2017

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 
  • Sat @ 1.25x 
  • Sun @ 1.75x 
  • M-F 7pm-12am @ Base + $2.13 per hour 
  • M-F 12am-7pm @ Base + $3.19 per hour 
  • M-F Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 
  • M-F Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 
  • Sat-Sun Daily OT @ 2.00x 
  • M-F Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 
  • M-F Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 
  • Sat-Sun Weekly OT @ 2.00x 
  • PH @ 2.50x 
  • PH Daily OT @ 2.50x 
  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.50x 
  • Christmas - Sat @ 1.75x 
  • Christmas - Sun @ 2.25x 
  • Delayed Meal Break @ 1.50x 
  • Shift Split Allowance - 2-3h Split @ $2.58 per day 
  • Shift Split Allowance - +3 Hours Split @ $3.92 per day 

Casual - Pre 2017

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 
  • Sat @ 1.20x 
  • Sun @ 1.40x 
  • M-F 7pm-12am @ Base + $2.13 per hour 
  • M-F 12am-7pm @ Base + $3.19 per hour 
  • M-F Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 
  • M-F Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 
  • Sat-Sun Daily OT @ 1.60x 
  • M-F Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 
  • M-F Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 
  • Sat-Sun Weekly OT @ 1.60x 
  • PH @ 2.20x 
  • PH Daily OT @ 2.20x 
  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.20x 
  • Delayed Meal Break @ 1.40x 
  • M-F Mininum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x 
  • Sat Mininum Shift Engagement @ 1.20x 
  • Sun Mininum Shift Engagement @ 1.40x 
  • PH Mininum Shift Engagement @ 2.20x 

Allowances - Not Automated

  • Airport Catering - Travel Allowance
  • Cooks - Tool Allowance
  • FT- Catering Employees - Laundry Allowance
  • FT - First Aid Allowance
  • FT - Fork Lift Driver Allowance
  • Meal Allowance
  • Motel Employees - Laundry Allowance
  • Overnight Stay Allowance
  • Supervisor Allowance (0-5 Employees)
  • Supervisor Allowance (6-10 Employees)
  • Supervisor Allowance (11-20 Employees)
  • Supervisor Allowance (20+ Employees)
  • 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.

Conditions that have not been included

Who is affected What should happen Can this be done in Deputy 

  • Affected: 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. 
  • Affected: 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. 
  • Affected: All employees. Automated Allowances. This can be done in Enterprise. 
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