Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Building and Construction General On-site Award [MA000020].
Maximum number of hours
The maximum number of ordinary hours employees can work is:
- 8 hours per day;
- 38 hours per week.
Spread of hours
The ordinary hours in the Building and Construction Award can be worked during 7am - 6pm on Monday to Friday.
Civil construction shiftworkers can also work ordinary hours on a Saturday and Sunday.
Changing the spread of hours
An employer and their employees can agree to start work earlier than 7am, so long as the starting time is between 6am - 8am.
Each time a casual employee works, they have to be given at least 4 hours of work in a row.
If they aren't given at least these hours, they still have to be paid a minimum of 4 hours.
The minimum daily hours for full-time and part-time employees depends on their rostered hours.
Check the Building and Construction Award for different minimum daily hours on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
To find out more about who this award applies to, go to the Building and Construction Award summary.
Source reference: Building and Construction General On-site Award [MA000020] clauses 10, 11.1, 12.4, 16.2 and 16.11 (a)