Ordinary hours reset Award Setting

Ordinary hours reset

If you are a business that has employees who regularly work night shifts, the ordinary hours reset setting allows you to customise your daily hours reset.

This setting is reflected within your Award and you may see these scenarios when it comes to your employee's clocking their night shifts.

For example, Sebastian works the night shift from Friday night 9pm to Saturday morning 7am. He then returns on Saturday night for his next shift at 6pm (> 10 hours later).

There are 2 options that you can choose for when his work day from Friday has finished. These options are:

  1. Shift starting on a new day
    • In Sebastian's example when he returns to work on Saturday at 6pm this counts as a new day.
  2. Shift starting after the specified rest period, and can then nominate the length of rest period e.g. 10 hours.
    • In Sebastian's example, because its been more than 10 hours its counts as a new day.
    • But if instead Sebastian started work at 3pm on the Saturday afternoon, then his total ordinary hours would be counted in addition to his Saturday morning shift resulting in a higher rate to be paid.

Shift starting on a new day
  1. Navigate to the hamburger icon > Awards & Agreements, select the relevant Award name and from the sub menu select Rate Labels & Settings
  2. Scroll down to the Award Settings and you'll see a setting called 'When should daily ordinary hours reset?'
  3. Click on the drop down box and select the 'Shift starting on a new day' option.

  4. And save.

Sebastian's example:

  • When Sebastian now returns to work on Saturday at 6pm this counts as a new day.
Shift starting after the specified rest period
  1. Navigate to the hamburger icon > Awards & Agreements, select the relevant Award name and from the sub menu select Rate Labels & Settings
  2. Scroll down to the Award Settings and you'll see a setting called 'When should daily ordinary hours reset?'
  3. Click on the drop down box and select the 'Shift starting after the specified rest period' option.
  4. The a drop down will appear where you can specify the rest period in hours e.g. 10 hours. 

  5. And save.

Sebastian:

Example 1:

  • In Sebastian's example, because its been more than 10 hours its counts as a new day.

Example 2:

  • But if instead Sebastian started work at 3pm on the Saturday afternoon, then his total ordinary hours would be counted in addition to his Saturday morning shift resulting in a higher rate to be paid.
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