Recently several permanent part-time staff from Devonfield contacted us wanting to know whether or not they should be getting leave loading when they take annual leave.
The answer is yes if you are a day worker (working Monday to Friday). That means you’ll get a leave loading of 17.5% when on annual leave.
But if you're a shift worker (working on weekends), you get 17.5% leave loading OR you receive the weekend and shift penalties, whichever is greater. In most cases, this means shift workers won’t get the leave loading, because the weekend and shift penalties are worth more, so they get that instead.
This is what your current agreement says about it:
(d) Annual leave loading
a) An annual leave loading of 17.5% of their rate of pay; or
b) The weekend and shift penalties the employee would have received had they not been on leave during the relevant period
If you are still unsure on whether you should be getting leave loading when on annual leave, feel free to give HACSUassist a call so we can talk about it.