Pay for on call during a meal break
Question: I work at a nursing home operated by Opal. As part of the working arrangements, I am required to remain available for duty during my meal break. What should I be paid for this?
Answer: Under Clause 30.1 of the Opal Aged Care (NSW) Enterprise Agreement 2016, employees required to remain available for duty during a meal break will be paid an on call during meal break allowance (currently $11.15). Only one such allowance will be paid in a 24-hour period. However, if you are then recalled to work during the meal break, then overtime will be paid for all time worked during the meal break.