Local Government May Focus themed FAQs

Yes, there must be a written agreement that specifies the days, hours, and commencement times.

Yes, A part time employment agreement can be varied by consent and recorded in writing.

Leave entitlements are to be calculated on a pro-rata basis according to the ordinary hours worked.

No, there is no minimum number of hours set out in the award.

Yes. Casual employees receive a 25% casual loading in addition to the ordinary rate of pay.

This loading does not attract any penalty rate and is not payable when calculating overtime.

No (except for paid parental leave prescribed by the Award).

Please see clause 27 of the Award for details

Yes – if there is an agreement between the employer and the employees. Job sharing is a form of part-time employment where more than one employee shares all the job duties for one position.

See Clause 19 hours of work requirements and Clause 28 of the Award for all conditions.

The Job sharers will receive pro-rata pay and conditions in proportion to the ordinary hours worked.

An adjustment to accrued leave entitlements may be required at the conclusion of each year of service based on the proportion of actual hours worked.

The terms of a job share arrangement or any variation to it must be in writing. A copy of the arrangement and any variation to it must be provided to the job sharer(s) by the employer.

See Clause 28 of the Award for all conditions.

Yes, conditions apply.

Labour hire staff employed by a labour hire business shall not be engaged on a permanent basis in work functions ordinarily filled by permanent employees. Every Council must perform an annual review of any labour hire arrangements.

See Clause 29 of the Award for full details.