25/06/2018Wage Rates, Awards

This article provides a link to the wage increase applicable under the Fast Food Industry Award, operative from the first full pay period commencing 1 July 2018

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President Iain Ross of the Fair Work Commission
01/06/2018Wage Rates, Awards

The Fair Work Commission' Expert Panel for wage reviews has today (Friday, 1 June 2018) handed down its latest Annual Wage Review decision, awarding an increase of 3.5% to workers whose wages are set by awards and the Federal Minimum Wage. The Panel's decision cited the following factors in...

15/05/2018Wage Rates, Awards

If the answer is yes – Great! If you are asking yourself ‘what wage schedules?’ – we are sure you will find this information very useful. Each year, ER Strategies develops wage rate schedules for many awards relevant to your business, to assist you in making sure you pay your employees correctly...

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...

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