A roster is a timetable that shows the days and times employees are required to work.
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When an employer wants to change an employee’s regular roster or ordinary hours of work, they have to discuss it with the employees first. They have to:
- provide information about the change (for example, what the change will be and when)
- invite employees to give their views about the impact of the change
- consider these views about the impact of the change.
Awards, enterprise agreements and other registered agreements can set out extra rules about changing rosters and how and when employees are given rosters.
Find information about rosters in your award by selecting from the list below.
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We only have extra information here for our most common industries. You'll need to check your award for minimum entitlements and obligations.
If you know your award you can access it from our List of awards page. If you don't, you can use our 3 step form to help you Find your Award.
You can calculate entitlements and obligations for all awards using our:
If you're covered by a registered agreement, check the terms of your agreement for information. To find a registered agreement, go to the Fair Work Commission website .
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