Generally speaking, hours fall into two categories: ordinary or overtime. 

Ordinary hours are an employee's normal and regular hours or work, which do not attract overtime rates. Work performed outside the ordinary hours is considered Overtime.

Awards, enterprise agreements and other registered agreements usually set out any:

  • maximum ordinary hours in a day, week, fortnight or month.
  • minimum ordinary hours in a day.
  • times of the day ordinary hours can be worked (eg. between 7am - 7pm).

When entering this information into Tanda as custom rules, best practice is to create generic rules for Ordinary hours that do not specify any times or hours, leaving that information to be configured in Overtime rules. 

In the pictured example above, a set of rules have been created or Full Time employees. Apart from breaking down the rules by day and to apply 'Full Time' employees as per best practice,  the only information on this rules is that is considered ordinary hours.

By building generic rules for our ordinary hours, we've created a foundation we can then build our overtime rules on top of. 

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