New min­i­mum wages in ef­fect from July 1 says FWO

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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.

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