The Federal Court has announced its decision regarding United Voice and the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association application to overturn the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to reduce the penalty rates for full time, part time and some casual roles in the hospitality, retail and fast food industries.

Labour hire provides businesses with fast and flexible access to a casual employment workforce for industries characterised by volatility in demand and outputs, including seasonal patterns. The following excerpt from the Queensland Government’s ‘Inquiry into the practices of the labour hire industry in Queensland’ highlights the benefits employers may experience by choosing a workforce management solution for their business.

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 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.