Upcoming Penalty Rate Changes In The General Retail Industry Award 2010

By Renee Karakinos, Lawyer

On 1 October 2018, the Fair Work Commission, as part of its 4-year modern award review, made a decision to amend evening, Saturday and Sunday penalty rates under the General Retail Industry Award 2010 (Award).  The original decision can be accessed here.

MST Lawyers had previously published an article (link to article here) which summarised all scheduled penalty rate changes for the Award.

Just as a reminder, the following penalty rate change will take effect from the first pay period on or after 1 October 2020:


Current (since 1 March 2020 to 30 September 2020)

From 1 October 2020 to 28 February 2021

From 1 March 2021

Weekday Evening (after 6:00pm) Penalty Rates for Casual Employees (inclusive of the casual loading):




Please also note that on 1 October 2020 the Award will become the General Retail Industry Award 2020 (see link to new Award here).

For more information, please contact our Employment Law team by email or on telephone +61 3 8540 0200.