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Minimum Wage review 2016 - June 2016
The Fair Work Commission has decided to increase the National Minimum Wage by 2.4% to $672.70 per week. This represents an increase of $15.80 per week. This also applies to award minimum rates of pay and takes effect on 1 July 2016
Modern Awards 4 yearly review - Feburary 2016
The Fair Work Commission continues with its review of all the new industrial awards. The review commenced in 2014 and is being conducted over 4 stages. The reviews of awards affecting commercial radio have not yet commenced and it is likely that this process will not be concluded until towards the end of 2016.
CRA continues to monitor developments and will be consulting with affected members once a timetable for hearing has been confirmed.
Changes to annual leave provisions in awards - June 2015
The Fair Work Commssion recently handed down a decision that will lead to some significant changes to annual leave entitlements in awards affecting the industry.
In particular the decision paves the way for the following changes:
cashing out of up to 2 weeks annual leave entitlement per year by mutual agreement
granting leave in advance of the entitlement being accrued, with recovery of any outsanding monies owing at the time of termination
The Commission has not ruled on a number of other issues at this stage and is requiring further consultation on matters such as payment of annual leave on termination and "purchased leave" whereby an employee may forego remuneration for increased leave entitlements.
CRA will consult and inform members on developments as they come to hand. All award changes will be advised by Management Circular.
Management tools & templates available to assist with employment matters - June 2016
CRA has developed a number of resources designed to assist managers to effectively manage the range of complex employment matters that arise from time to time. Members can obtain information to assist them with performance counselling, dismissal decisions, safety & workplace investigations at the link here Employment Management Resource Tools.
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For more information on any of the above items, please contact David Fuller (HR Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9281 6577.