Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services and Retail Award 2010 [MA000089].
Employees must be paid weekly and before the end of the work day on Thursday.
An employee can agree to be paid fortnightly or monthly.
An employer must make payment to employees before the end of the work cycle on Thursday. Where a public holiday falls on a Thursday or Friday, employers should pay wages no later than Wednesday where possible.
Averaging an employee's pay
An employee's hours might differ 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 differ from week to week.
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 averaging system, even though his hours change from week to week.
Check the Vehicle 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 Vehicle Award summary.
Source reference: Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services and Retail Award 2010 [MA000089] clause 24