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Employment Law ChangesJune 2, 2017
End of financial year is a significant time for small business and with one of the most complex workplace relations systems in the world, it is essential that business owners stay updated and compliant with the changes that come into effect on, or after 1 July.
One of the most significant changes occurs annually as the Fair Work Commission (FWC) reviews the National Minimum Wage and the base rates of pay for each Modern Award, with any changes to come into effect the first full pay period on, or after 1 July. The changes that come into effect will be mandatory, and employers must be across what it means for the entitlements and conditions of their employees.
In addition, earlier this year the FWC made the decision to lower the rates payable on public holidays under some Modern Awards. The FWC delayed the introduction of the changes from March until 1 July, meaning it will coincide with the changes to the base rates of pay under the following Modern Awards:
The Commission has also announced that reductions in the Sunday penalty rates in a number of awards in the hospitality and retail sectors will be phased in over the next two to three years, commencing 1 July 2017. The pay rate schedules on the MyEmploysure portal will be updated accordingly for the relevant awards.
Where to from here?
For help and advice on the 1 July changes, contact Employsure on 1300 651 415.