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.
Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Clerks – Private Sector Award [MA000002].
When an employer wants to change the roster they need to follow the consultation process set out above.
There are special rules about changing days and hours for part-time employees in this industry. Go to Part-time employees for more information.
For information on the rules on when hours can be worked, go to Hours of work.
To find out more about who this award applies to, go to the Clerks Award summary.
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