Rosters

A roster is a timetable that shows the days and times employees are required to work.

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 (eg. 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.

Restaurant Award

Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Restaurant Industry Award 2010 [MA000119].

Notification of rosters

An employer has to put the staff rosters in a place that full-time and part-time employees on the roster can access easily.

The rosters have to show the following information on the roster:

  • the surname and initials of each employee
  • the start and finish times each day they work.

Changing the rosters

An employee’s roster can only be changed:

  • at any time, if the employer and employee agree, or  
  • if the employer gives the employee 7 days notice.

Restaurant Industry Award resources

We’ve made it easier for you to find information about your pay and entitlements under the Restaurant Industry Award. For more tailored information about your Award, visit our interactive tool.

We've got new and improved templates to help people in the Restaurant Industry. Try our interactive template tools

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

Source reference: Restaurant Industry Award 2010 [MA000119] clause 31.6 external-icon.png

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