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Get set for a 2.4% wage increase

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 2.4% increase to minimum wages. The increase will apply from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2016.

What you need to do

The Fair Work Commission is  working on updating its pay calculator with the new pay rates. It usually takes the Commission 2-3 weeks to update the pay rates in each award.

Who does the increase apply to?

The increase applies to all employees that get their pay rates from the national minimum wage, a modern award or in some cases a registered agreement. 

The new national minimum wage will be $672.70 per week or $17.70 per hour. The national minimum wage applies to employees who aren't covered by an award or agreement.

Most employees are covered by an award. Award rates will increase by 2.4%. If you're not sure which award applies to you, use the HR Advice Online Service included in your Workforce Guardian subscription or contact the HR Advice Hotline powered by Workforce Guardian.

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