Devonfield Enterprises

Posted on
August 25, 2021
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Social Community and Disability Sector

Who gets leave loading when on annual leave?

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  

  1. In addition to their ordinary pay, an employee, other than a shift worker, will be paid an annual leave loading of 17.5% of their ordinary rate of pay
  1. Shift workers, in addition to their ordinary pay, will be paid the higher of:

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.

For more information about this or any other industrial matter, members should contact HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or email assist@hacsu.org.au or complete our online contact form

Social Community and Disability Sector