3% minimum wage increase from July 1

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The Fair Work Commission has announced that from July 1 the national minimum wage will increase by 3% to $740.80 per week. This equates to an hourly rate of $19.49. A minimum wage is an employee's base rate of pay for ordinary hours worked. It has also announced an increase of 3% in all modern award minimum wages, which govern minimum mandatory pay rates in certain occupations or industries.   Confused already?   Contact us here The decision will take effec
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Almost $100,000 back-paid to workers in Melbourne’s South and South-Eastern suburbs Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James says the underpayments should serve to remind all employers about how important it is for them to take the time to ensure they are aware of the minimum pay rates applicable to their staff. “A small mistake left over time can easily result in a hefty bill for back-payment of wages – so it is important employers get it right in the first place,” she said. Recent recoveries include: <
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More than two dozen apprentice bakers, baker’s assistants and bakery shop assistants – over half of them aged under 21 – have been reimbursed almost $40,000 after the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were being underpaid. The workers were underpaid their minimum hourly rates of pay, casual loadings, weekend and public holiday penalty rates and shift allowances. The individual underpayments ranged from $104 to $3672. Three staff were underpaid by more than $3000, four by more than $2000 and seven by more than $1000. T
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