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Minimum Wage Decision 2020

27 June 2020

The Fair Work Commission has announced the minimum wage increase for 2020 which applies to all Modern awards. Minimum wages across all awards will increase by 1.75% with varying effective dates depending on which award employees are covered by.

The current exceptional circumstances are the reason for the delay in the commencement of this increase for some awards. Covid-19 has had a substantial impact on the economy and business, however, this impact has not been uniform and has impacted some areas of the economy greater than others.
Most employees are covered by an award, however, for anyone not covered by an award or an agreement, the new national minimum wage will be $753.80 per week or $19.84 per hour from the first full pay period after 1 July 2020.

Awards have been divided into three groups with staggered effective dates for the 1.75% increase. Group One covers employees working in frontline health care, social assistance, teachers, childcare and other essential services. Group Two covers workers in construction, manufacturing and a range of other industries. Group Three covers workers in accommodation, food services, arts, recreation services, aviation, retail and tourism. Download our Minimum Wage Guide HERE.

For more information please contact one of our friendly HR professionals today on 1300 474 672.

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