This article contains the following topics:
- Overtime Indicator in Roster
What is the overtime indicator
The overtime indicator appears on the roster when a shift puts a user into the overtime clause within the award pay group (e.g. daily, weekly or fortnightly overtime trigger). These hours may not necessarily cause an overtime payment but could indicate additional hours being assigned to an entitlement like Time in Lieu (TIL) or no payment (e.g. [unmatched] due to a user being on a salary).
Why is this feature important
Knowing the true cost of a shift or roster period is a useful tool that can assist users to stay within budget constraints. The OT indicator notifies users of potential additional costs before a roster is communicated. Using the information in the OT indicator users can avoid additional costs by adjusting shift length or by reassigning the shift.
How does this feature work
The overtime indicator will appear on the top right corner of a shift when that shift triggers a change in rates.
Clicking on the OT indicator will cause a popup to appear. This popup will detail the different rates that apply to the shift. In the example below 'Normal Hours' will be paid for the first four (4) hours of the shift from 09:00 - 13:00.
From 13:00 - 15:30 this shift will be paid at a higher rate. The Category code indicates that this is O/Time 1.50 (Time and a half). This rate will be applied for two (2) hours from 13:00 - 15:30, as the user is scheduled to take an unpaid break during this time 30 minutes of their shift is not counted in this calculation.
All of these rates and triggers are set in the 'Awards' section of easyemployer.