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!