Changes to the minimum wage 

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Monday 06 June 2011

Following its 2011 Annual Wage Review, Fair Work Australia has increased the modern award minimum wages by 3.4%. This increases the minimum wage to $589.30 per week or $15.51 per hour.

The change affects employees covered by:

  • the national minimum wage
  • modern awards
  • all transitional Australian Pay and Classification Scales
  • State reference transitional awards
  • Division 2B State enterprise awards.

The decision will take effect from the first pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2011. As an employer, you should check your payroll obligations before this date.

For more information on the changes to the minimum wage, visit the Fair Work Ombudsman External link website.

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