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Sunday Working and Premium Payments
It is assumed that the weekly rest period will be provided on a Sunday. Therefore, unless agreed otherwise in the contract of employment, an Employee may not be required to work on a Sunday without agreement. Where an Employee is to be required to work on a Sunday, either from time to time, or on a regular basis, this should be stated in the contract of employment to ensure that no dispute arises at a later time.
An Employee who is required to work on a Sunday must be compensated in one of the following manners:
- payment of a reasonable allowance for the day, and/or
- payment of an increased rate of pay for the Sunday, and/or
- granting paid leave in order to compensate for the requirement to work on a Sunday.
An Employer may incorporate this benefit into the ordinary payment of an Employee who is required to work on a Sunday if they so wish. However, this must be done in such a manner that the Employer can demonstrate that the Sunday worker is being paid an additional rate over other comparable Employees who are not require to work on a Sunday.