Upcoming Penalty Rate changes for Retail Casual Employees from 1 March 2020

Penalty Changes – Retail Casual Employees

On 1 March 2020, the following changes in the General Retail Industry Award 2010 (GRIA) will take effect for casual employees:

 

Weekday Evening (after 6:00pm) Penalty Rates (inclusive of casual loading)

Current

135 per cent

From 1 March 2020

140 per cent

From 1 October 2020

145 per cent

From 1 March 2021

150 per cent

 

 

Saturday Penalty Rates (inclusive of casual loading)

Current

145 per cent

From 1 March 2020

150 per cent

Employers affected by these upcoming changes should be prepared in advance to avoid inadvertent non-compliance with the GRIA.

For other penalty rate changes in the GRIA, please refer to our previous article link here.

If you have any questions in relation to this article, please contact the MST Lawyers Employment Law team by email or call +61 3 8540 0229.