From today, 1 July 2021 the application fee for dismissals, general protections and bullying at work applications made under sections 365, 372, 394, 773 and 789FC of the Fair Work Act 2009 has increased to $74.90.
Also effective from today, the high income threshold in unfair dismissal cases has increased to $158,500 and the compensation limit is now $79,250 for dismissals occurring on or after 1 July 2021.
In addition, the Fair Work Commission has published an updated version of the Unfair dismissals benchbook and the General protections benchbook. The updated versions reflect:
- increases to the application fees, the high income threshold and the compensation limit
- recent amendments to the Fair Work Act in relation to casual employees, and
- the current value of a penalty unit.
The Commission's benchbooks are designed to be read online and can be accessed from the Benchbooks page of the Commission’s website. A printable version of each benchbook is also available for download.