Jacquie Seemann and Richard Gunningham

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award 2010

Jacquie Seemann and Richard Gunningham

23 September 2019

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Entitlement Summary of key changes
Redundancy
  • As before, if an employee is transferred to lower paid duties because of the redundancy of their role and the employer does not provide notice, the employer must make up the difference in pay for the notice period.
  • This is now expressed to include the difference in any all-purpose allowance, shift rate and penalty rate applicable to ordinary hours.
Reasonable Overtime
  • As before, an employee can refuse to work any overtime hours that are unreasonable. The following new factors must now be considered:
    • whether the employee receives any monetary benefits for working the additional hours (e.g. overtime or penalty rates);
    • the usual patterns of work in the industry;
    • the nature of the employee’s role and level of responsibility; and
    • whether the additional hours comply with the averaging requirements under clause 24 of the Modern Award.
  • The clause also clarifies that reasonable overtime is to be paid at ‘overtime rates’ and is subject to¬†s 62 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

Determination PR710997