Living wages are paid

How to comply 2

Overtime - all workers

Terms and conditions – non agricultural work

  • Check the terms and conditions of workers to see if it details a premium for overtime.
If NO, then you have no obligation to pay more but:
  • Check that workers are being paid for all the hours they have worked at, at least the appropriate minimum rates.
If terms and conditions specify a premium:
  • Check terms and conditions to understand how many hours are standard time and what time is classified as overtime.
  • Check hour records to make sure standard hours and overtime hours are the same as those reflected in workers’ terms and conditions.
  • Ensure that workers are paid the correct premiums (as specified in their contract) for each hour of overtime they work.

Agricultural work

  • Check hour records to make sure standard hours and overtime hours are the same as those classified by law (Chapter 6).
  • Ensure that workers are paid at least the correct overtime premiums as specified by the AWO for their age, skill level and length of service.

Piece Rate Work

  • Record how many hours of overtime have been worked.
  • Calculate the minimum wage the worker would be paid if they were paid by the hour including OT premium payment (see table below for calculation method).
  • Check that the total pay earned on piece rate is at least equal to the figure above.
If NO,
  • Ensure all those workers who are below this rate have their wages made up to this level.

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