Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Clerks - Private Sector Award [MA000002].
Employees have to be paid either weekly or fortnightly, unless they agree to be paid monthly.
Casuals are paid either:
- at the end of each time they work, or
- weekly or fortnightly, when the full-time or part-time employees are paid.
An employer and an employee, or a majority of employees, can agree to monthly pay periods. Monthly wage payments are paid 2 weeks in advance and 2 weeks in arrears.
Averaging an employee's pay
An employee's hours might change from week to week. For example, an employee might work more than 38 ordinary hours in 1 week and less than 38 hours the next week.
These employees can be paid under an averaging system to avoid getting different payments on each pay day. This means the pay would stay the same each week even when an employee’s hours change from week to week.
For information on overtime, go to When overtime applies.
Example: Averaging a full-time employee’s pay
Tim is a full-time employee who works:
- 32 hours in 1 week and
- 44 hours in the following week.
He is paid 38 hours per week under the averaging system, even though his hours change from week to week.
Check the Clerks Award for more information on how to average an employee’s pay.
To find out more about who this award applies to, go to the Clerks Award summary.
Source reference: Clerks - Private Sector Award [MA000002] clause 11, 13 and 17