During plain language proceedings an issue arose regarding the interaction between 'reasonable overtime' provisions and s.62 of the NES. A Full Bench Statement of 22 December 2017 proposed dealing with this issue by deleting the reasonable overtime clause in relevant awards and inserting the following:
'NOTE: Under the NES (see section 62 of the Act) an employee may refuse to work additional hours if they are unreasonable. Section 62 sets out factors to be taken into account in determining whether the additional hours are reasonable or unreasonable.'
This approach is consistent with the approach taken in the Pharmacy Industry Award 2010. Interested parties have been invited to make submissions regarding affected awards.
This table contains all the documents relating to the plain language process regarding reasonable overtime.