Posted on 6th July 2018 by Ashley Dawson

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3.5% increase to base rates of pay, which is effective as at 1 July 2018. The increase applies from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2018.  

The increase only apples to employees that get their pay rates from one of the following: 

  • The national minimum wage 
  • A modern award, or 
  • A registered agreement  

The increase won’t affect any employees who are currently already receiving the more than the minimum wage.  

You can find the relevant pay guides here. The pay guides have minimum rates for full-time, part-time and casual employees in an award. They also include all allowances and the most frequently used penalty rates for each classification.   

Did you know that we assist clients in reviewing their payroll rates and current awards to ensure they are complying? If your payroll requires a review, contact any of our GeersSullivan team members to discuss further.  

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