Did you remember more Award increases were due in October?
With effect from the 1st full pay period after 1st October 2022 the remaining Modern Awards to receive their 4.6% increase for 2022 are as follows:
- Air Pilots Award [MA000046]
- Aircraft Cabin Crew Award [MA000047]
- Airline Operations – Ground Staff Award [MA000048]
- Airport Employees Award [MA000049]
- Airservices Australia Enterprise Award 2016
- Hospitality Industry (General) Award [MA000009]
- Registered and Licensed Clubs Award [MA000058)
- Restaurant Industry Award [MA000119]
- Alpine Resorts Award [MA000092]
- Marine Tourism and Charter Vessels Award [MA000093]
What do I need to do?
- Get the New Pay Guide and Update your Pay Rates:
- For those employees who are on or very close to the previous minimum award rate, review the hourly rate for each employee against the new minimum award rate for the appropriate classification and grade/level to determine the difference
- Access the relevant Fair Work Ombudsman pay guides for your business here
- If there is a shortfall be sure to increase the rate from the first full pay period after 1st October 2022 as appropriate to the new minimum award pay rate
- If your employee is paid more than the minimum award rate it is at your discretion whether to pass the increase on or absorb the increase within the current rate of pay.
- Review the Pay Guide to ascertain whether allowances such as meal allowances, uniform allowances, travel, etc., have been increased. Where an increase has been applied, update your payroll system with the new allowance rates
- If you pay an annualised salary to employees who are covered by an award, check to make sure the annualised rate continues to absorb the included payments such as leave loading, overtime and allowances. If not, increase the annualised rate to make sure that it covers all minimum award entitlements. Where the award specifies that an annualised salary letter is to be provided, provide your employees with a new letter that contains of all the relevant information.
Does your business need a compliance check to make sure you are paying wages correctly? Penalties for failing to comply with Fair Work rules are severe and this year is no exception, especially for employers who employ hospitality staff. This year Fair Work has launched a national program targeting fast food, restaurants and the café sector. This week alone $121, 574 was recovered for underpaid hospitality workers in Launceston.
To book a compliance check for your business call us on 1300 287 360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also request a fact sheet on Annualised Salaries or Modern Awards. If you would prefer a confidential discussion with one of our directors, click here to book a time to discuss your needs.