Get set for a 2.4% wage increase
The Fair Work Commission has announced a 2.4% increase to minimum wages. The increase will apply from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2016.
What do I need to do?
Nothing for now. We’re working on updating our pay tools with the new pay rates. It usually takes the Commission 2-3 weeks to update the pay rates in each award. We’ll send you an email when the updated pay rates are available.
Who does the increase apply to?
The increase only applies to employees that get their pay rates from the national minimum wage, a modern award or in some cases a registered agreement.
The new national minimum wage will be $672.70 per week or $17.70 per hour. The national minimum wage applies to employees who aren’t covered by an award or agreement.
Most employees are covered by an award. Award rates will increase by 2.4%. If you’re not sure which award applies to you, visit our List of awards.
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