Minimum wage increase* effective 1 July 2019

Minimum wage increase* effective 1 July 2019
July 1, 2019 Cathy Howard

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3.0% minimum wage increase will be in effect as of 1 July 2019. Modern awards were updated on 20 June 2019 to provide for the increase to the minimum wage. Employers should ensure, if they are paying employees at the current minimum wage rate, that this will need to be increased effective from the 1 July 2019.

The increase will not affect employees who are already paid more than the new minimum wage. However, it is important to stop and consider whether annualised salary or other all in pay arrangements still result in employees being better off overall than they would be if paid in accordance with the award.

Annual Wage Review 2018-19 [2019] FWCFB 3500 [ Source link here. ]


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