INCREASE TO MINIMUM WAGE RATES FOR NATIONAL SYSTEM EMPLOYERS
As you may remember, we updated you in July 2020 about the staggered increases to award rates of pay to assist industry sectors suffering the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
From the first full pay period on or after 1 November 2020, new minimum rates and allowances for all Group 2 Awards will increase by 1.75%
A list of which awards fall into Group 2 can be found here.
The Fair Work Commission will issue the updated awards on 31 October 2020.
Please note that the new minimum wage also applies to any work that an employee may perform while participating in the JobKeeper scheme, in circumstances where the employee gets their pay rate from a Group 2 Award or the National Minimum Wage.
Please contact Kate Walawski, Partner — Employment & Workplace Relations if you have any queries regarding minimum pay rates or any other employment law related issues.
For further information or assistance contact Murfett Legal on +61 8 9388 3100.
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