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New rules for annual wage arrangements
On 12 February 2020, the Fair Work Commission (the Commission) made determinations that added new rules about annual wage arrangements in the Horticulture and Pastoral Awards and changed the existing rules for a few awards.
Bushfires across Australia
Bushfires across Australia are affecting many individuals and workplaces across the country. Find information about leave entitlements, pay during stand down, where to go for information about workpl ...
Entitlements over the Christmas and New Year holidays
Around this time each year we get lots of questions about employee entitlements for working through the holiday period.
Entitlements for Christmas casuals
Many businesses hire extra workers as Christmas casuals to cover the busy holiday period over Christmas and New Year.
Statement on Wesfarmers
Read our statement about Wesfarmers self-disclosure of significant underpayments.
Family & domestic violence could be affecting your employees
Our new guide helps employers understand their workplace obligations to employees affected by family and domestic violence.
Changes to the Retail Award
The Fair Work Commission has handed down a decision about the Retail Award which clarifies overtime entitlements for part-time employees. Learn what these changes mean for you.
2019 Annual Wage Review – our pay tools are ready
We’ve updated our pay tools following the Fair Work Commission’s decision to increase base rates of pay by 3.0%. The increase applies from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2019.
Get set for a 3.0% wage increase - 2019 Annual Wage Review
The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3.0% increase to minimum wages. The increase applies from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2019. The new national minimum wage will be $74 ...
Annual Wage Review to be announced on 30 May 2019
The Fair Work Commission will hand down its 2019 Annual Wage Review decision at 11 am on Thursday, 30 May 2019. Sign up today to get email updates about the decision.

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