What are sunday penalty rates in australia

What are penalty rates?

Penalty rates are higher pay rates that employees need to be paid for working particular hours or days.

Employees may be entitled to a penalty rate when working:

  • weekends
  • public holidays
  • overtime
  • late nights shifts or
  • early morning shifts

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What are sunday penalty rates in australia?

As of 2021, the penalty rates for Sunday in Australia vary depending on the industry and the award that applies to the employee. The penalty rates for Sunday work are typically higher than those for other days of the week to compensate employees for working on a traditionally restful day.

The penalty rates for Sunday work are usually outlined in modern awards or enterprise agreements that apply to the specific industry. In general, penalty rates for Sunday work can range from time and a half to double time, depending on the award and industry.

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