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.

Security Award

Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Security Services Industry Award 2010 [MA000016].

Notification of rosters

An employer has to put the staff on a notice board or through electronic means. They don’t have to display the roster for casual or relieving staff, unless the employer wants to.

Changing the rosters

An employee's roster can only be changed:

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

If an employer changes an employee's roster without giving 7 days notice, they have to be paid overtime until the 7 days have passed from the date the notice was given.

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

Source reference: Security Services Industry Award 2010 MA000016 clause 21.11 and 21.12 external-icon.png

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