Compliance is a crucial aspect of club management. It is essential to stay compliant not only to avoid fines but also to ensure the satisfaction of your employees.
In this blog, we will cover the fundamentals of the award and their application to various employee types in the clubs' industry. We will also examine the award's key provisions and their impact on employees.
What are the different award types?
There are several different types of employees in the registered and licensed club industry, and each has specific entitlements and conditions of employment:
Full-time employees work regular hours, usually 38 hours per week, and receive all entitlements under the registered and licensed club award, such as annual leave, sick leave, and public holidays.
Part-time employees also work regular hours, but they work less than 38 hours per week, and their entitlements are pro-rata based on their hours worked. For example, a part-time employee who works 20 hours per week would receive half of the entitlements of a full-time employee.
Casual employees work irregular hours and do not have access to some entitlements, such as paid leave, but they receive a higher hourly pay rate to compensate for this. Casual employees are also entitled to a casual loading, which is an additional amount of pay on top of their hourly rate.
Apprentices and trainees
Apprentices and trainees are in a structured training program and are covered by specific awards that provide training conditions and rates of pay. These awards also set out the requirements for the duration of the training program and the qualifications that the apprentice or trainee will receive upon completion.
Managers and executives
Managers and executives are not covered by the same provisions as other employees and are usually covered by individual employment contracts or other legal arrangements. These contracts or arrangements may provide additional entitlements or benefits, such as a car allowance or performance bonuses. However, they may also have different obligations and responsibilities, such as confidentiality or non-compete clauses.
Key provisions of awards in the clubs’ industry
Awards are important legal documents that set out the minimum terms and conditions of employment for employees in a particular industry or occupation. The registered and licensed club award outlines important provisions employers, and employees must follow in the clubs' industry.
One of the key provisions is minimum pay rates, which set out the minimum amount of pay that employees should receive based on their classification and experience level.
Penalty rates are also an important provision of the award, which are additional payments made to employees who work outside of normal business hours, such as weekends and public holidays.
Another provision is allowances, which are additional payments made to employees to cover the costs of working in certain conditions or performing specific duties.
The registered and licensed club award also covers other important provisions such as work hours, breaks, leave entitlements, and dispute resolution procedures.
Employers must follow these provisions to provide fair and equitable working conditions for their employees and avoid any potential legal disputes or penalties.
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