The Fair Work Commission issued the Annual Wage Review decision on 1 June 2018 and increased the national minimum wage and award minimum wages by 3.5 per cent.
The increase will take effect in all awards from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2018.
To assist businesses, particularly small businesses, to correctly apply the increase the Commission has prepared 5 fact sheets.
The fact sheets relate to 5 different industries and provide examples of how the increase will be implemented in those awards. They are available from the Minimum wage increases for 2018 page on the Commission’s website.
More information can be found in today's media release (PDF).