New minimum wages in effect from July 1 says FWO
The national minimum wage has increased to $18.29 per hour or $694.90 per week from July 1. The base rate of pay in modern awards has also increased.
It follows the Fair Work Commission’s announcement of a 3.3 per cent increase to the minimum wage in June.
Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James says employers should check the new wage rates that apply to their businesses to ensure that they are compliant with their workplace obligations.
The agency’s online materials, including its Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT), have been updated and can assist employers and workers to calculate the new wage rates.
James says it is important for employers to ensure that their workers are receiving their “lawful entitlements”.
“My agency is here to assist employers to remain up to date and compliant with their workplace obligations. We offer a range of easy-to-use tools on our website to help,” James says.