Award rate increases, are you ready?

As the holiday season approaches the General Retail Industry Award is seeing some new changes. As of 1 November 2018 casual rates have jumped up to 135% loading above the base award rates and by 2020 they will be entitled to 25% Saturday penalty rates on top of the 25% casual loading. That will bring their total pay to 150% of the base rate.

Awards and rates are a difficult thing for employers to navigate with severe penalties for incorrect pay rates which can bring fines of up to and including $63,000 per business. That’s why it is important to have an expert in your corner.

GetSet carefully examine awards to ensure you avoid fines and your employees are earning what they are entitled to. Our labour hire and group training services stay up to date with award rate changes and will notify you if an employee is approaching a wage increase.

Want to find out how we can help make awards and wages easy? Contact GetSet today!