Minimum wage increase: Are you ready?

The recent annual minimum wage increase of 3% from the Fair Work Commission will affect an estimated 2.2 million workers across Australia.

Are you ready for it?

From the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2019, you will need to ensure that any employee who is covered by a modern award is receiving at least the minimum wage. The increase also applies to junior employees, employees to whom training arrangements apply, and employees with disability wages and piece rate workers. Employers who pay under enterprise agreements must ensure that the base rates in those agreements remain at least equal to the new minimum rates.

All modern awards will be updated with the new wage rates in due course, and prior to 1st July 2019.

It is important to highlight, that salaried employees may be covered by a modern award, and therefore should be considered when looking at your wage rates in light of the increase.

Industryus HR members can contact us anytime for advice on the new wage rates and transitioning to them, as a part of their membership.

Not a member? You may wish to enquire about our HR advice membership which is tailored to your specific business, if you:
– are not sure whether your employees are covered by a modern award
– are not sure which award applies to them
– are not sure how to transition to the new rates
– want fast, reliable and personal service

Call 1300 15 10 11 for more information on our membership, or to book a free consultation either over the telephone or at our Palm Beach offices.

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