ER Updates

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Annual Wage Review Decision 2017

8th June 2017

The Fair Work Commission has decided to increase the National Minimum Wage and all modern award wages by 3.3 percent operative from 1 July 2017. In a statement delivered on 6 June President Ian Ross, said “… it is appropriate to increase the NMW and the factors identified in our…

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Sunday and Public Holiday Penalty Rates Reduced

23rd February 2017

After nearly 3 years of deliberation, the Fair Work Commission has decided to reduce Sunday and Public Holiday penalty rates prescribed in modern awards covering retail, hospitality, fast food and retail pharmacy employees. The decision effectively halves the penalty currently applicable on Sundays…

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New Rules for Taking Time Off In Lieu of Overtime Payment

25th August 2016

The Fair Work Commission has issued final Determinations varying 72 modern awards, which now require written agreements on each individual occasion an employee takes time off work in lieu of overtime payment (TOIL). The new model award provision prescribes the terms of agreement that must be…

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Cashing Out Annual Leave Now OK for Award Employees

7th August 2016

The Fair Work Commission decision to allow award covered employees to ‘cash-out’ some of their annual leave has finally been implemented. All awards are being varied. The final schedule of determinations to vary modern awards allowing cashing out of annual leave, arrangements for taking…

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