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Employees can take time off for many reasons, including holidays, sick days or to care for others. These entitlements are set out in the National Employment Standards and modern awards, and apply to employees in the private sector.
Employees have the right to receive leave entitlements, including:
- Parental leave
- Annual leave
- Personal/carer’s and compassionate leave
- Community service and jury leave
- Long service leave
- Unpaid family and domestic violence leave.
RDO (Rostered Day Off)
Employees in the building and construction industry typically work a 38-hour week and get one rostered day off (RDO) per month – though RDOs aren’t mandatory under an Award.
The common pattern is to work eight hours per day for 19 days and take off day 20 as an RDO. However, you and your employees may agree to a different pattern of hours, for example working 7.6 hours per day or working eight hours per day from Monday-Thursday and only six hours on Friday.
We’ve produced a 2019 RDO and public holiday calendar exclusively for Master Builders members. You'll need your member login to access and download it.
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