Each year The Fair Work Commission complete an annual wage review and on the 6th of June announced an increase to the minimum wage. The new Federal Minimum wage will be going up to $694.90 per week / $18.29 per hour (an increase of $22.20 per week / $0.59 per hour). You can read the Commission’s statement here.

The decision affects over 2.3 million employees in Australia who are reliant on minimum rates of pay and the changes will come into operation on 1 July 2017, along with recent weekend and holiday penalty rate updates.

To find out how these changes will impact your business or if you need help in updating your payroll systems to accommodate the new pay rates, talk to the team at Workplace Central about the best way to be compliant in your operations.

For customers of Workplace Central’s Workforce Management and Payroll services, there’s nothing you need to do or change in your work practice because we’re doing it for you. We provide a complete solution taking care of payroll, recruitment, occupational compliance, human resources, health, safety and workers’ compensation, and reporting. Essentially you’ve got everything covered and you’re future-proofed for any changes to legislation or workplace requirements. You can let the employment experts manage your workforce and you can get back to managing your core business.