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Minimum wage increases from 1 July 2019

The Fair Work Commission has confirmed a 3.0% increase to minimum wages following its 2019 Annual Wage Review. The new national minimum wage will be $740.80 per week, or $19.49 per hour.

The increases apply to base rates of pay from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2019.

IR Legal Solutions 1 July 2017 Update

The changes will apply to employees that are paid in accordance with the national minimum wage, a modern award or, in some cases, a registered agreement.

Remember, certain employees may have different pay entitlements depending on whether they have a reduced work capacity because of disability, if they're under the age of 21 or if they are an apprentice or trainee.

If you have an Enterprise Agreement in place, you should ensure that the rates of the pay in that agreement at least meet the new base rates of pay in the relevant Modern Award.

Need our advice or support to navigate the Fair Work system and these changes to ensure you are compliant? Contact us at IR Legal Solutions, we actively work with our clients to ensure they are compliant.