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Changes To The Commercial Sales Award – May 2020

Published May 12, 2020 (last updated on November 23, 2023) | Adam Wyatt - Content Writer

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The Fair Work Commission has recently clarified the way some Award provisions apply, and made minor amendments to the Commercial Sales Award itself.

What Are the Changes?

  • The year in the Award name has changed from 2010 to 2020, it is now called the Commercial Sales Award 2020.

  • The Pay Rate Schedule has been updated to reflect the new 2020 version of the Award. Some rates of pay may have changed by one or two cents.

  • A new clause which allows for an agreement to be made with an individual employee to vary certain terms within the Award.

  • Reinforcement that employees who earn above the award minimum rate must be paid this higher rate when taking annual leave.

  • Confirmation that part time employees are to be engaged to work less than an average of 38 hours per week.

What Do I Need to Do?

  • Check your rates of pay to ensure you are meeting your minimum pay obligations outlined in the attached Pay Rate Schedule.

  • If you wish to vary any Award terms, please contact us for further advice.

  • If you pay above the award, you should continue to pay employees their ordinary rate when they take paid annual leave.

How Can Employsure Help Me?

Not a client? If you need help understanding and implementing these changes, please contact Employsure on 1300 651 415 and we can give you free, initial advice on this topic. If you’d like more help implementing these changes in your business and are interested in ongoing support, Employsure can help you.

Employsure clients affected by the changes to the Commercial Sales Award have been notified of these changes by email. Get in contact with Employsure if you have any trouble understanding or implementing these changes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When did these changes come into effect?

These changes came into effect on Monday 4 May.

Has the Pay Rate Schedule changed?

Yes, the Pay Rate Schedule for the Commercial Sales Award has changed.

Do you need help understanding these changes to the Commercial Sales Award?

Not a client? If you do need help understanding and implementing these changes, feel free to ring Employsure on 1300 651 415. We can give you free, initial advice on these changes to the Commercial Sales Award.

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