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Employment Law Update

Happy New Financial Year! Every year, July 1 sees a raft of changes in the Employment Law arena, and this year is no different. Here are the key ones you need to consider: 1. National Minimum Wage In May this year, the Fair Work Commission decided to increase the minimum wage for those employees not covered by an award or enterprise agreement by 3%. This saw the minimum wage increase to $740.80 per week or $19.49 per hour (for full time employees) and $24.36 for casual adult employees. This increase applies from the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2019. 2. Minimum Wage in Modern Awards For employees covered by a Modern Award, from 1 July 2019 the award rates will also inc

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