National Minimum Wage increase

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 1.75% increase to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) following its 2020 Annual Wage Review.

Aboriginal community health services, disability services, aged care, ambulance, fire fighting, and nursing are among the first group of industries to receive the awards increase, which will happen in 3 stages:

Group 1: The award increase will start from the first full pay period on or after 1st Jul 2020 Frontline Health Care & Social Assistance Workers Teachers and Child Care Other Essential Services

Group 2: The award increase will start from the first full pay period on or after 1st Nov 2020 Construction Manufacturing A range of other industries

Group 3: The award increase will start from the first full pay period on or after 1st Feb 2021 Accommodation and Food Services Arts and Recreation Services Aviation Retail Tourism

For anyone not covered by an award or an enterprise agreement, the new national minimum wage will be $753.80 per week or $19.84 per hour. This applies from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2020.

The new minimum wage also applies to any work an employee performs while they're in the JobKeeper scheme, if they get their pay rate from an award or the national minimum wage.

The Fair Work Commission is currently working on updates to their online pay tools, information and resources with the new rates.

WorkPlacePLUS can help you comply with your employer obligations. For more information and assistance, please contact us today.

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