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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The New Financial Year is here. You've finished up the last financial year, set your budget up for this year and you are off and running again!  Good stuff.  However, if you didn't think to review your HR practices by June 30, you can do so now to set up this financial year with a healthy, compliant HR process.  HR strategies really should be incorporated in to your business plan, as your people are what drive your business, hopefully, forward! Here are five things you might want to think about:

1. Budgets

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Please note that this is information from the previous year.  If you are wanting information regarding public holidays for the remainder of this year (2018) and January next year (2019).  Please click here. As you know, Christmas and New Year public holidays fall on different days of the week each year.  Because of this, there is a question around which public holidays are genuine public holidays for penalty rate pu
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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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