Are you ready for the 3.5% increase to base rates of pay
The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3.5% increase to minimum wages following its 2018 Annual Wage Review. The increase will apply to base rates of pay from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2018.
The new national minimum wage will be $719.20 per week or $18.93 per hour.
What do I need to do?
Nothing for now. The Fair Work Commission are working on updating their pay tools with the new pay rates. It usually takes the Commission 2-3 weeks to update the pay rates in each award. We'll send you an email when the updated pay rates have been made available.
Who does the increase apply to?
The change only applies to employees that get their pay rates from:
- the national minimum wage,
- a modern award,
- or in some cases a registered agreement.
Most employees are covered by an award.
Not sure which Award applies to you?
Tine is running out and we'd be happy to guide you on this so call on 0406 146 116 or email our Principal Consultant Jackie Strachan at firstname.lastname@example.org