Min­i­mum wage changes

Style Magazine - - Experts - Phone hu­man re­sources man­ager Lisa Lee at Clas­sic Re­cruit­ment on 4638 3599.

On Tues­day, June 6, 2017, the Fair Work Com­mis­sion an­nounced more than 2.3 mil­lion Aus­tralians are set to re­ceive a wage in­crease of 3.3% this year. While many con­sider it to be a step in the right di­rec­tion, some are out­raged by the de­ci­sion, claim­ing the change is sim­ply not enough to sup­port low-in­come earn­ers. On the other side of the de­bate, many prom­i­nent busi­ness groups have stated their dis­plea­sure with the in­crease stat­ing that it is ‘un­nec­es­sar­ily high’ and that it will ‘lead to fur­ther dis­in­cen­tives for busi­nesses to em­ploy’. Once the changes take ef­fect, Aus­tralia will be ranked as the se­cond-high­est min­i­mum wage pay­ing na­tion in the de­vel­oped world – with the new na­tional min­i­mum wage now reach­ing a to­tal of $694.90 per week or $18.29 per hour. Need as­sis­tance with check­ing whether you are pay­ing your em­ploy­ees cor­rectly?

Lisa Lee, Hu­man Re­sources

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