Fair Work Commission orders 1.75% increase to minimum wage

The Fair Work Commission has handed down their 2020 annual wage review decision, with increases beginning from 1 July for certain industries.

This will be staged between 1 July 2020 and 1 February 2021, with the date it comes into effect being determined by award coverage. This will bring the national minimum wage up to $753.80 per week and $19.84 per hour (a $13 weekly increase).

Through the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, we argued for wages to remain at their current levels, based on the current economic climate which has seen many businesses suffer extreme hardship.

This wage increase will affect all modern awards. Being a member of the Chamber gets you access to the most up to date wage sheets and awards applicable to your business, plus access to the workplace relations advice line for assistance with interpreting modern awards, advice on managing staff, access to policy templates and procedures, and more.

Contact wradvice@canberrabusiness.com for more information.