Rostered days off

A rostered day off (RDO) is a day in a roster period that an employee doesn't have to work.

An employee's day off can be paid or unpaid, depending on how RDOs are set out in an award or registered agreement.

When RDOs are paid, it is because an employee has worked extra hours that add up over a set period of time and this is taken as an RDO.

Find information about RDOs in your award by selecting from the list below.

Hospitality Award

Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 [MA000009].

RDOs can be either paid or unpaid days off. 

Full-time employees who work a 38 hour week can accumulate 1 paid RDO during a roster period up to 4 weeks, if the employer agrees to it. They are entitled to accumulate a maximum of 5 days off.

Employees can’t work for more than 10 days in a row without an RDO. The RDO has to be taken next to an employee’s normal days off, where possible.

An employer and employee can agree to take RDOs off in part day amounts.

Check the Hospitality Award for full information on RDOs.

To find out more about who this award applies to, go to the Hospitality Award summary.

Source reference: Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 [MA000009] clause 29.1 external-icon.png

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