Fair Work Australia released its 2011 Annual Wage Review decision on 3 June 2011. The decision takes effect from the first pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2011.
The decision increases modern award minimum wages by 3.4%. The new national minimum wage will be $589.30 per week or $15.51 per hour.
The Annual Wage Review increases pay rates for employees covered by the national minimum wage, modern awards, all transitional Australian Pay and Classification Scales, State reference transitional awards and Division 2B State enterprise awards.
All employers should check their payroll obligations to make sure they are meeting their responsibilities.
The Fair Work Ombudsman is in the process of updating all relevant web content, pay tools, pay and conditions guides and fact sheets. These will be made available by 1 July 2011.
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