This week we interviewed seasoned consultants Chris and Louisa on all the common questions we get at APL Accountants regarding employee/employer relations.
These questions have now been answered as the guests were not sure on the live interview:
Is there leave loading on long service leave:
Typically annual leave loading is not paid on top of long service leave entitlements (only on annual leave) however as this is a state based legislation it is advised that business do quick the specific state based legislation relating to long service leave.
RDO on public holiday – do you get another day instead:
The Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010 states for Veterinary Surgeons:
(a) Full-time associates who do not regularly work a five day, Monday to Friday week will not be disadvantaged by the fact that a prescribed public holiday falls upon a day when the associate would not be working. The appropriate compensation is:
(i) an alternative day off;
(ii) an additional one day of annual leave; or
(iii) an additional day’s wages.
(b) Where a full-time associate normally works on Saturdays and/or Sundays and a public holiday falls on the weekend and is the subject of a substitution provision, the associate will either:
(i) have the actual day off without loss of pay, with no additional entitlement to the substitute day;or
(ii) if required to work on the actual day, be paid the normal Saturday or Sunday rate and be entitled to the substitute day,or if the substitute day falls on the associate’s normal day off, an alternative day off.
(c) If required to work on both the actual day and the substitute day be paid the normal Saturday and Sunday rate for work on the actual day and in recognition of the work performed on the substitute day receive either:
(i) an alternative day off; or
(ii) an addition of one day to annual leave; or
(iii) payment of public holidays rates for the day’s work.
(d) For the purpose of this clause, an alternative day off means an addition of one day to annual leave or an additional day’s wages (7.6 hours).
(e) Full-time associates who do not work a five day week should get the hours that they work and 7.6 hours where a public holiday falls on a day they do not work.