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19.1 Reasonable overtime
19.1.1 Subject to clause 19.1.2 an employer may require an employee to work reasonable overtime at overtime rates.
19.1.2 An employee may refuse to work overtime in circumstances where the working of such overtime would result in the employee working hours which are unreasonable having regard to:
19.1.2(a) any risk to employee health and safety;
19.1.2(b) the employee’s personal circumstances including any family responsibilities;
19.1.2(c) the needs of the workplace or enterprise.
19.1.2(d) the notice (if any) given by the employer of the overtime and by the employee of his or her intention to refuse it; and
19.1.2(e) any other relevant matter.
19.2 All work performed in excess of or outside the ordinary hours prescribed by clause 18 - Hours of work, of this award shall be paid at the rate of one and a half times of the employee’s normal rate of pay for the first three hours of overtime and twice the normal rate of pay for the rest of the overtime.
19.3 An employee required to work on a Sunday shall be paid for all such work at double rates with a minimum of three hours.
19.4 Time off in lieu
In lieu of receiving payment for overtime, the employee may elect to take time off. The overtime payment otherwise payable to the employee shall be reduced by an amount calculated at the ordinary time rate of pay for the duration of any period the employee elects to be and is absent.
19.5 Stand by
An employee directed to stand by in readiness to work outside the normal duties or to do watch keeping or guard duties outside the ordinary working hours shall, until released, be paid at overtime rates for all time so engaged.