News Category - Employment Law By Angus Edwards 22 June 2020

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wages. This will apply to all award wages.

The 1.75% increase applies to the national minimum wage and will apply to minimum rates in awards. If you or your employees are covered by a registered agreement, you should check it to see whether this increase affects you. The increase doesn’t affect employees who already get paid more than their new award wage. 

The increase to awards will start on 3 different dates for different groups of awards as follows: 

Group 1 Awards - from 1 July 2020

  • Frontline Health Care & Social Assistance Workers
  • Teachers and Child Care
  • Other Essential Services

Group 2 Awards - from 1 November 2020

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • A range of other industries

Group 3 Awards - from 1 February 2021

  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Arts and Recreation Services
  • Aviation
  • Retail
  • Tourism

The full media release from the Fair Work Commission can be found here:

If in doubt, don't hesitate to get in touch with our expert Employment Law Team in Bathurst, Oberon, and Lithgow. We're here to help! 

Angus Edwards | Principal