New minimum wage rate in effect from July 1 says FWO


Organisation urges employers to check relevant rate at its website

New minimum wage rate in effect from July 1 says FWO
Natalie James says employers should check the new wage rates

 

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has reminded employers nationally that the new national minimum wage comes into effect from the first pay period on or after tomorrow.

From July 1, the national minimum wage will increase to $18.29 per hour or $694.90 per week.

The base rates of pay in modern awards will also increase.

This follows the Fair Work Commission’s announcement of a 3.3 per cent increase to the minimum wage earlier this month.

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. Its pay calculator can be found here.

"It is important that employers act immediately to pass on the new wage rates to their employees from the first pay period after 1 July and ensure that their workers are receiving their lawful entitlements," James says.

"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.

"Employers can also register for a free My Account with the Fair Work Ombudsman, which is an easy way to remain informed and received tailored information relevant to your business."

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