When looking at annual leave, there is a lot for employers to understand and comply with. The infographic outlines some of the areas...
Minimum wages increase applies from the first full pay period after 1 July 2015.
If you already pay above award rates, you may not be required to increase your employees’ wages, provided the rates you currently pay are above the increased minimum award rates. Please also review if there are clauses in employee contracts or an applicable enterprise agreement, stipulating a change in rates.
If you pay your staff at the current award rate, you must increase pay to the minimum rates but only from the first full pay period after 1 July 2015.
If your staff are covered by an enterprise agreement, you must still ensure that the base rates payable under that enterprise agreement are above the increased minimum award rates (as otherwise the award rates will apply). Often enterprise agreements will also stipulate a change of rates in line with any increase to minimum award rates, so it is important to check your agreement carefully.
If you require advice regarding the new rates of pay or allowances, please contact us on 1300 651 415. If you are a client and have requested a wage schedule for a certain award, these will be sent shortly.