As a support worker you are employed by Hireup on a casual basis and accordingly, you are paid a casual loading of 25% on your base hourly wage. This casual loading is paid to you instead of certain entitlements provided under the National Employment Standards including, but not limited to, annual leave, personal or sick leave and compassionate leave. The 25% casual loading has always been paid to our support workers.
In relation to hours worked on Saturday or Sunday, our support workers are paid a penalty loading of time and a half (on Saturday) or double time (on Sunday) in substitution for the 25% casual loading in compliance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award.
If you have any questions about the casual or penalty loading, please get in touch with us.