Changes from 1 July 2019

Changes from 1 July 2019

The 3% increase to the Federal Minimum Wage wasn’t the only change coming into effect from 1 July this year. The new rate is payable from the first full pay cycle starting in July. However, businesses will also need to be aware also of the following changes: The...
Contrition payments for cafe owners

Contrition payments for cafe owners

Two café operators in Melbourne are now subject to Court-Enforceable Undertaking (EU) after they were found by Fair Work to have underpaid 26 of their employees close to $25,000. The EUs mean that the operators are now committed to improving their compliance with...
Minimum wage up 3% from 1 July

Minimum wage up 3% from 1 July

Fair Work have announced the annual wage indexation for the 2019/2020 financial year at 3% or $19.49/hour as of 1 July 2019. This increase means that the national minimum wage earnings receive a modest boost of $21.28 per week to $740.62. This applies to base pay...
Family and Domestic Violence Leave

Family and Domestic Violence Leave

The impact of domestic and family violence (D&FV) to the economy is substantial amounting to around $10.4 billion annually with a further $7.1 billion spent to provide the support services for health, justice and social welfare. Domestic and family violence...