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Get set for a 3.0% increase to base pay rates

Posted by Fair Work Ombudsman on 3 June 2019

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3.0% increase to minimum wages following its 2019 Annual Wage Review. 

The new national minimum wage will be $740.80 per week or $19.49 per hour. 

The increase applies to base pay rates from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2019. 

What do you need to do? 

For the moment, the Fair Work Ombudsman are currently working on the pay tools to update them with the new rates. This can take up to 3-4 weeks. 

Who does the increase apply to? 

The change only applies to employees that get their pay rates from the national minimum wage, a modern award or in some cases a registered agreement. 

Most employees are covered by and award. If you're not sure which award applies to you or your employees, you can use Find My Award on the Fair Work Ombudsman website. 

To read more on the increase click here.


Author: Fair Work Ombudsman
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