The award means that around 20,000 part-time people must also receive fixed positions instead of minimum weekly hours. The Fair Work Commission decided that the agreement meant that some employees earned less than the industry minimum, mainly due to the lack of penalty interest. The vice president rejected Kelly`s requests to immediately terminate the agreement and set a date of February 3, 2020 to give McDonald`s time to reconfigure its payroll systems. “Australian workers want fair deals and security in the bargaining process, but the employment rules currently established in Australia do not provide that.” Colman said a retroactive termination of the deal would require a “colossal” rebuild, with the price to be applied to specific hours worked by more than 100,000 employees over the past two and a half years. But it has stopped returning the end of the price retroactively, which means that workers are not reimbursed. Employers can only deduct wages from wages due as part of the price. They cannot deduct other rights due to the worker, such as accrued leave.B. * Employees can access a maximum of 2 weeks of pandemic leave without pay (or more after consultation with their employer) if they are prevented from working: for more information, including when and how this leave applies, see the unpaid pandemic leave in bonuses. Workers may also take the risk that the employer will require that the above amounts be reimbursed in order to offset possible claims for reimbursement. It decided that the expired agreement meant that some employees earned less than the industry minimum — and the amendment will pay penalty interest for the first time in decades. The McDonald`s deal was part of a long series of deals with the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA), which exchanged penalty interest for higher base rates and other benefits, but some workers who regularly worked on weekends left worse than the price. Vice President Alan Colman did not specify how many workers would benefit from the award, but he accepted that Mr. Kelly would be better off and that employees would also be better off “like his [circumstances].” There is no power for the Commission to terminate the agreement retroactively, and even if such a power existed, I would not exercise it in this case. On February 3, McDonald`s employees will have the opportunity to switch to industry signage and replace the franchise`s 2013 agreement with the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees` Association (SDA).