Minimum Wage to increase.
From 1st July, 2019 the minimum wage increases by 3%.
The 3% increase to award wages and the national minimum wage as announced by the Fair Work Commission comes into effect from 1st July, 2019.
The increase takes effect from the first full pay period that starts on or after 1 July, 2019.
The new national minimum wage will be $740.80 (up from $729.20) per week or $19.49 per hour (up from $18.93 per hour).
Some penalty rates are changing too
Remember, there will be further changes to certain penalty rates in some hospitality and retail awards from 1 July 2019, following a Commission decision in 2017.
Visit the Fair Work Penalty rates changes page for more information about what the changes are, who they affect and how they’re being implemented.
If in doubt, please contact Patrick Rowan & Associates or Visit Fair Work.