Paying wages

Employees must be paid at least monthly and can be paid by one, or a combination of, the following:

  • cash
  • cheque, money order or postal order, payable to the employee
  • electronic funds transfer (ie. EFT or bank transfer).

Most awards, enterprise agreements or registered agreements will set out when employees must be paid. If it doesn't, employees must be paid monthly. 

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Best practice tip

If paying wages by cash, the employer and employees should sign a record to confirm the amount of money that has been paid each pay period.



Source reference: Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) section 323 external-icon.png

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