Phasing-in pay rates in modern awards — Fair Work guidance

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Phasing-in pay rates in modern awards — Fair Work guidance

A draft Guidance Note on phasing-in pay rates in modern awards has been issued by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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A draft Guidance Note on phasing-in pay rates in modern awards has been issued by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
 
New pay rates will be phased-in from 1 July 2010 until 1 July 2014, with most award employees receiving changes to their pay rates. Transitional arrangements will apply to minimum wage rates, casual and part-time loadings and penalty rates for weekends, public holidays, and night work.
 
The Guidance Note sets out how the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) will approach applying the transitional arrangements. Once the Guidance Note has been finalised, the FWO will develop a range of practical tools to assist workplace participants with the process. It plans for these tools to include detailed examples, industry-specific information, and online wage and rates calculators.
 
Fair Work Ombudsman Nicholas Wilson says his Agency has been consulting with unions and employer groups since the transitional arrangements were finalised by Fair Work Australia in December.
 
'We have considered the views of unions and peak industry bodies in reaching our interpretation of Fair Work Australia’s transitional arrangements and we are now in a position to hear from the wider community before we publish our final position on June 1,' Mr Wilson said.
 
Public submissions on the draft Guidance Note must be made by 12 May 2010. Interested parties should email their responses to FWO-submissions@fwo.gov.au.
 
The Guidance Note by will be made final by 1 June 2010 to enable employers and employees time to prepare for the commencement of modern award pay rates commencing on 1 July 2010.
 
 
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