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Minimum Award Increases

We’ve been eagerly awaiting the minimum wage increase, given the current environment.... it has been announced 1.75% albeit late. Now don’t freak out this doesn’t mean you have to increase all staff wages by 1.75%.... so what does this mean?

- If you have staff on award wages there is an increase of 1.75% due.

- When is it due? Given the current pandemic climate there is a staged approach see below for date your award’s increase is due

- If you have staff that are not covered by an award then you just need to check

- New minimum wage from 1st July is $740.80 per week, calculated on the basis of a week of 38 ordinary hours, or $19.49 per hour.

We suggest conducting a wage audit to ensure all of your staff do not fall below. Many of you with payroll systems may automatically take care of this for you. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Depending on your award, there is a phased approach. Check it out here:

I've reduced the list for you to just show the awards most of our clients fall under. We will link the 1st July awards rates once they are released.

Group 1 - 1 July 2020

  • Banking, Finance and Insurance Award

  • Medical Practitioners Award

  • Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award

Group 2 - 1 November 2020

  • Building and Construction General On-site Award

  • Clerks—Private Sector Award

  • Contract Call Centres Award

  • Gardening and Landscaping Services Award

  • Graphic Arts, Printing and Publishing Award

  • Joinery and Building Trades Award

  • Plumbing and Fire Sprinklers Award

  • Real Estate Industry Award

  • Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award

  • Road Transport and Distribution Award

  • Waste Management Award

Group 3 - 1 February 2021

  • Amusement, Events and Recreation Award

  • Commercial Sales Award

  • Fast Food Industry Award

  • General Retail Industry Award

  • Hair and Beauty Industry Award

  • Hospitality Industry (General) Award

  • Live Performance Award

  • Restaurant Industry Award

If you are unsure which award you may fall under or haven't conducted an audit before, do not fear, now is a good time to start!

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