1 July 2024 Award Wage Increases

1 July 2024 Award Wage Increases

On Monday, 3 June 2024, the Fair Work Commission announced its decision on the annual wage review. Effective 1 July 2024, the National Minimum Wage will increase by 3.75%, rising to $24.10 per hour and $915.84 per week for a 38-hour week. This increase will also apply...
Navigating Annualised Salaries Amid Underpayment Claims

Navigating Annualised Salaries Amid Underpayment Claims

Overview of Annualised Salaries and Set-off Clauses Annualised salaries may offer a streamlined way to cover all minimum entitlements, such as penalties and overtime. This method reduces the short-term administrative burden of fortnightly payroll but requires careful...
Wage Theft: A New Criminal Offence in Australia

Wage Theft: A New Criminal Offence in Australia

The Federal Government’s “Closing the Loopholes” legislation has taken a significant step by criminalising employers’ intentional underpayment of wages. Starting from January 2025, employers will be committing an offence if they intentionally...