2019-11-05

## How is RDO calculated?

The RDO accrual will need to be calculated on an hourly basis. In our example the employee works 40 hours in the week, is paid 37.5 hours and accumulates 2.5 hours of RDO. Therefore, for every hour worked the employee accumulates 2.5/40.0 = 0.06250 RDO hours.

## What is RDO time off?

A rostered day off (RDO) is a day in a roster period that an employee doesn’t have to work.

Is RDO the same as annual leave?

Leave accrues on OTE (Ordinary Time Earnings) paid, so if 40 hours annual leave are paid, 2 hours are still banked as RDO, so annual leave accrues on 38. If the employee takes 4 weeks annual leave that would made up of 19 days annual leave and 1 day RDO as the employee would bank 8 hours during those 4 weeks.

Do you accrue RDO on RDO?

You work 8 hours a day for 5 days (Monday to Friday) which totals 40 hours but get paid 38 hours (7.6 hours per day). The other 2 hours accrue towards an RDO. When you take an RDO you are paid 7.6 hours from your accrued hours, that way you receive 38 hours pay each week. RDO hours are also accrued on all paid leave.

### Is superannuation payable on rostered days off?

For RDOs, it is an OTE when it is accrued, rather than when it is paid out. This means that the super is payable when the employee earns the RDO hours, not when they take the hours (even if that’s during an ETP).

### What is RDO accrual?

An RDO is a paid day off for working extra hours that add up to a whole working day. An employee’s ordinary hours may be either a 36- or a 38-hour week, however they work a 40-hour week, with 0.8 or 0.4 hours accrued towards an RDO respectively.

What if my rostered day off falls on a public holiday?

If a rostered day off falls on a public holiday, is an employee entitled to an alternative day off, or additional leave or pay? Generally, a modern award that allows for a Rostered Day Off (RDO) system usually provides that the RDO cannot fall on a public holiday. It is to be taken at some other mutually agreed time.

What happens when a public holiday falls on your day off?

Public holidays falling on a rest day or non-working day In accordance with the Employment Act, if a public holiday falls on a non-working day, you are entitled to another day off or one extra day’s salary in lieu of the public holiday at the gross rate of pay.

#### What is a lieu day?

Time in lieu is time off from work which an employee is granted for having worked outside of normal working hours. Lieu means “instead”. So when an employee is taking time in lieu, they are taking extra time off work instead of being paid for working overtime.

#### What happens when a public holiday falls on your day off UK?

If a bank holiday falls on one of your normal working days and you do not want to take the day off, you could ask your employer if you can work the bank holiday and take another day off instead. This is taking a day’s holiday ‘in lieu’. Your employer does not have to agree to this.

Is public holiday counted in notice period?

The notice period includes: The day on which notice is given. Public holidays, rest days and non-working days.