Today, the Annual Wage Review panel handed down its decision to increase the national minimum wage.
Effective 1 July 2018, the national minimum wage will increase by 3.5%, lifting it to $719.20 per week or $18.93 per hour. Modern award minimum weekly wages will also increase by 3.5%.
The Modern Award rates are yet to be published by the Fair Work Commission but rest assured as soon as they are made available we will notify all current Members.
We urge all employers to check their payroll obligations to ensure that you are meeting the minimum wage obligations under the Fair Work Act 2009 and Modern Awards.
Members will be provided with updated wage schedules shortly – if you are not a member and would like a copy of the wage schedule (fee applies) please send us an email.
For more information contact Workplace Partners on 1300 116 400.