24-hour Care Shifts

From the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2022 there will be the following changes to 24-hour care shifts (clause 25.8): The employer needs the agreement of the employee to roster them for 24-hour care shifts. An employee may refuse to work more than 8 hours’...

Overtime Trigger for Day Workers

From the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2022 it will be made clear in the Award that all time worked outside the span of hours in clause 25.2(a) by part-time and casual day workers is overtime. Such time worked will be paid for at the rate of time and a half...

Client Cancellation

From the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2022 clause 25.5(f) will have new provisions that are applicable for full-time and part-time employees when a client cancels or changes a scheduled home care or disability service, within 7 days of the scheduled...

Roster Changes

From the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2022 clause 25.5(d)(ii) rosters can be changed at any time if an employee proposes an agreed shift swap with another employee and the employer approves the roster change. Currently clause 25.5(d) does not explicitly...

Minimum Engagement for Casual Home Care Employees

From the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2022 a casual home care employee must be paid a minimum engagement of 2 hours for any shift or period of work in a broken shift worked by the employee. This will be in new clause 10.5. This will be a change from the...