11/04/2018Wage Rates

Background – Major Impactors on Wages Growth The Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe, in a revealing speech to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics into the Reserve Bank’s 2017 Annual Report , testified as to some of the reasons behind subdued wage increases, including, “…the...

09/01/2018Wage Rates, Awards

Our recent article described major changes recently commenced to the Restaurant Industry Award. The changes are complex and will take some time for employers in the Restaurant Industry to fully absorb and get used to. We have been fielding questions from various clients regarding how the new...

08/11/2017Wage Rates, Legislation, Awards

Our Answer - whilst in some situations engaging employees on a commission-only basis can be achieved practically, the main issue is that the employee can never receive less than their legislated minimum entitlements, including entitlements to minimum hourly rates. Commission-only employee gets $28,...

30/06/2017Wage Rates, Employee Issues, Legislation, Awards

The 2017 salary cap figure under the Fair Work Regulations for unfair dissmissal is now $142,000 for fulltime employees. This was previously $138,900. For part time employees, the salary cap figure is calculated on a pro rata basis. To calculate whether an employee is under the the high income...

07/06/2017Wage Rates, Awards

Annual Wage Review Decision Yesterday, 6 June, 2017, the Fair Work Commission's Annual Wage Review panel handed down its decision on the annual minimum wage increase. The minimum wage is to be increased by 3.3% and will take effect on the first pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2017. The FWC...

27/03/2017Wage Rates, Awards

The Fair Work Commission hasdecided to delay changes to late night/early morning penalties under the Fast Food Award until 1 July 2017 . Previously, the changes were to have occurred from 27 March. This decision was made after it considered various submissions from various parties including unions...

24/02/2017Enterprise Bargaining Agreements, Wage Rates, Awards

The long-awaited decision from the Fair Work Commission 's (FWC) Penalty Rates Review of the Fast Food Industry Award , Restaurant Industry Award , and General Retail Industry Award , has finally been handed down. A summary of the decision is also available. 1. Sunday, Public Holiday Penalties The...

10/01/2017Wage Rates, Franchising, Employee Issues, Legislation

The FWO’s successful prosecution of the Yogurberry franchise has raised many questions on how franchisors can protect themselves from “ accessorial liability ” – being an accessory for payroll contraventions of the Fair Work Act. Background Our recent article about the FWO “lifting the bar” on both...

18/08/2016Wage Rates, Franchising, Legislation

The Fair Work Ombudsman, Natalie James, has provided a clear warning to HR Managers that their role as Advisors on workplace relations laws sees them with potential Accessorial Liability should their employer or associated businesses be found to be in contravention of workplace legislation. When...

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13/06/2017Wage Rates, Awards

This article provides a link to the wage increase applicable under the Graphic Arts, Printing and Publishing Award, operative from the first full pay period commencing 1 July 2017.

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