Employment awards are notoriously complex, and it is too easy for business owners to make unintentional mistakes when approving payroll.
RosterElf's award interpretation software has been designed in Australia to handle the world's most complex industry awards and enterprise agreements and help your business remain Fair Work compliant whilst minimising payroll errors and saving you time.
Simplify award compliance using RosterElf's trusted award interpretation tool.
RosterElf's award interpretation software handles typical time and day rules with ease, including the following:
Easily customise a range of time and day rules on your account and sync to your chosen provider.
Daily overtime applies when employees work more than a pre-determined number of hours in a single day.
Beyond this threshold, employers must pay a penalty rate reflecting the employee's requirements to work a long day.
RosterElf can handle a wide range of daily overtime, including:
Weekly overtime is a typical loading that applies once employees work more than a certain number of hours across an entire week.
Once this weekly overtime number is reached, employees are entitled to extra hourly pay, which varies based on award.
RosterElf can handle a wide range of week overtime, including:
RosterElf also offers auto calculation of a range of qualifications or special duty allowances, including the following:
Make the process of paying employee allowances a breeze with RosterElf.
Our powerful award interpretation tool ensures that managers know, in real-time, accurate labour costs including any employee penalties, overtime and allowances, in real-time.
Rosters and timesheets are calculated and costed in real-time, enabling managers to proactively understand budgets by location, region or business unit.
Rosters can then be optimised before publishing, ensuring labour budgets are met, and overall business profitability maximised.
Review actual payroll costs before exporting a timesheet to ensure no errors have been made.
With RosterElf's payroll integration, the modern award rules are applied automatically during the payroll approval.
This streamlined payroll approval process saves considerable time and minimises potential data entry errors during award interpretation.
No more manual payroll calculations or compliance worries.
All Australian businesses must undertake an award interpretation to determine the minimum legal pay rates and conditions for their workforce and industry, as determined by Fair Work Australia - the Australian industrial relations tribunal. There are around 122 different awards that cover a range of other industries and sectors. Every industry and occupation should have an award, and your business may even have a non-standard enterprise agreement. For example, a retail clothing outlet would fall under the MA000004: General Retail Industry Award 2010 or an aged care business service would fall under the MA000018 Aged Care Award.
RosterElf offers full award interpretation within our software to ensure your budgeting is accurate and that your payroll is compliant with Fair Work Australia legislation. When exporting to payroll, specific award interpretation rules are imported directly to your chosen accounting payroll software. Setting up pay templates and including all award interpretations for your industry removes the need to enter each award for each staff member manually. Which award are you?
Processing client's payroll has never been easier. As an Accountant, RosterElf has not only saved my clients time and money in preparing weekly rostering schedules, but has saved them huge amounts of time and money in processing payroll. The ability to sync seamlessly with accounting software means no more payroll errors!
Braden Whelpdale | Account For It
RosterElf has a simple but powerful award interpretation tool that can handle time day, weekly overtime, daily overtime and allowances. Read more HERE.
Our tool enables users to set up multiple pay templates (e.g. Casual Under 18, Casual Under 19 etc.) using a range of time and day, weekly overtime, daily overtime and allowance options. Read how to set up HERE.
Time and day rules include pay items related to the time and day of worked employee hours. For instance, Ordinary Hours (Monday - Friday), Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and Public Holidays.
Daily overtime applies when employees work more than a certain number of hours a day. For example, if the daily overtime rule applies at over 8 hours and an employee works 10 hours, then 2 hours of daily overtime would apply.
Weekly overtime applies when employees work more than a certain number of hours a week. For example, if the weekly overtime applied at over 38 hours and an employee works 45 hours across a week, then 7 hours of weekly overtime would apply.
Allowances are amounts paid to employees to cover anticipated costs or as compensation for conditions of employment. These could include a uniform allowance, first aid allowance or travel allowance.
An award classification refers to classifying employees based on age, skill and/or qualifications, with the minimum wage for each varying.
Award interpretation refers to a system a business must undertake by law to calculate the minimum legal pay rate and conditions for employees. The rules are based on a legal agreement between the business and employees, commonly referred to as an 'award', 'employment award' or 'modern award'. In Australia, Fair Work Australia is the best source for ensuring compliance.
If employees are covered by law by an award or enterprise agreement, it outlines a 'classification' that they fall under within the agreement. This can be based on age, skills or responsibility level of their employment.