Employment Law Update — Minimum Wage Increase

Employment Law Update — Minimum Wage Increase

The Fair Work Commission minimum wage panel decision of 1 June 2018 announced a 3.5% increase to the Federal Minimum Wage Rate.

The decision lifts the federal weekly minimum wage from $18.29 per hour ($694.90 per week) to $18.93 per hour ($719.20 per week). 

The increase in minimum wages will take effect from the first full pay period commencing on or after Sunday, 1 July 2018.

Introduction to the new Long Service Leave Act 2018 (Vic)

The Victorian parliament has passed the Long Service Leave Act 2018 (Vic) (LSL Act 2018) that is set to supersede the the Long Service Leave Act 1992 (Vic) (LSL Act 1992).

This article explains the key changes to long service leave rules and when they will come into effect.

Is Your Business Ready For Single Touch Payroll?

From 1 July 2018, it will be mandatory for “substantial” employers, those with 20 or more employees, to start reporting their employees’ payroll information to the ATO through Single Touch Payroll.

Now is the time to start thinking about how this will impact your business.

How Ordinary And Customary Turnover Of Labour Affects Redundancy Entitlements

The recent Federal Court decision involving a subsidiary of Spotless Management Services clarifies the circumstances of when the redundancy pay exception for ordinary and customary turnover of labour applies.

Employers must demonstrate that the decision to terminate an employee’s employment with based on their labour turnover was “common and usual, and a matter of long-continued practice” for their business.