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Increase to the National Minimum Wage

By Michelle Morton

22nd June 2021

The Fair Work Commission have announced that the National Minimum Wage will increase by 2.5% effective from 1 July 2021.

The National Minimum Wage has increased from $19.84 per hour (or $753.80 per week based on a 38-hour week for a full-time employee) to $20.33 per hour (or $772.60 per week).

This 2.5% increase also applies to minimum Modern Award wages, with the Award increases occurring in staggered stages due to the ongoing effects of coronavirus on certain industries. The Award minimum wage increases are detailed in the table below:

Minimum Wage Increase Dates & Awards

We recommend reviewing your payroll systems and overall workforce to ensure that you are paying your employees lawfully and will continue to do so in accordance with these wage increases.

Please do not hesitate to contact our specialist Workplace Relations team if you have any queries or concerns regarding pay rates leading up to these changes on 1 July 2021.

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