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An employee is entitled to 10 days of paid personal or carer’s leave for each year of service with their employer. These days of leave accumulate from year to year.An employee can take paid personal/carer’s leave if the leave is taken:Because they are not fit for work due to personal illness or injuryIn order to provide care or support to a member of their immediate family or household, who requires care or support because of illness, injury, or an unexpected emergency.Public holidaysAn employee is eligible to be absent from his or her employment on a day or part-day that is a public holiday in the place where the employee is based for work purposes.HA_SITXHRM002 Unit Name Roster staff_ Learner workbookV2.0_10 Jan 2018
However, an employer is allowed to request an employee to work on a public holiday if the request is reasonable. An employee can refuse this request if they feel it is unreasonable, or if they can provide a satisfactory reason for the refusal. Parental leave and related entitlementsAn employee is entitled to 12 months of unpaid leave when:the leave is associated with the birth of a child of the employee, or the employee’s spouse or de facto partner the leave is associated with the placement of a child with the employee for adoptionthe employee has or will have responsibility for the care of the childThe employee must take leave in a single continuous periodIf the leave is birth related and employee is female, the period of leave may begin:up to 6 weeks before the expected date of birth of the childearlier than 6 weeks if the employer and employee agreeA pregnant employee may be required to provide a medical certificate to demonstrate they are fit for work if they plan to work within the 6 weeks before the birth.Mandated breaksAnother factor that you will have to consider when organising a roster is the mandated breaks that employees are entitled to both during and between shifts.During shiftsTaking the example of the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010, workers are allowed to request an unpaid break of up to 30 minutes when they are required to work a shift of more than five hours and up to six hoursMaximum allowed shift hoursAwards and enterprise agreements outline ordinary hours of work and hours which attract overtime rates. According to the Fair Work Act, an employer shouldnot require an employee to work more than an average of 38 hours per week. Permanent or casual staffFull-time employmentFull-time employees are engaged in work for an average of 38 hours per week and have ongoing employment.Part-time employmentA part-time employee works an average of less than 38 hours per week. They also usuallywork regular hours each work. Part-time employees are entitled to the same entitlements as full-time workers, but on a pro rota basis. This means they get a proportionate amount of entitlements, such as leave, based on the number of hours worked.