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Part-time employees accrue paid leave on their ordinary hours of work. 

Ordinary hours of work in the Restaurant Award are any hours the employee is rostered to work, including:  

  • the employee’s guaranteed hours 
  • any additional hours during the times the employee is available to work (their availability). 

See Part-time employees for more information about guaranteed hours, availability and additional hours. 

A part-time employee gets paid overtime when they work hours that aren’t rostered hours. Paid leave doesn’t accrue on overtime. 


Adrienne is a kitchen attendant. She works 30 guaranteed hours, over 5 days each week.  

Her employer issues a weekly roster.

On one of her shifts she was rostered for an extra hour during her availability. Adrienne accrued annual leave on that extra hour.

At the start of one her shifts later that week she was asked to work for 2 extra hours that day. These hours weren’t rostered hours.

Adrienne won’t accrue annual leave on these two hours because they were overtime.

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