As of the 1st July 2022, Fair Work is increasing the national minimum wage to $21.38 per hour (up from $20.33) or $812.60 per week (up $40 from $772.60) based on a 38 hour week for a full time employee. This increase applies from an employee’s first full pay period starting on or after the 1st July 2022.

Casual employees who are entitled to the national minimum wage must receive a minimum of $26.73 per hour, which includes their 25% casual loading.

Employees who are covered by Awards will have their minimum wage rates increased by 4.6% ($40 per week based on a 38 hour week for a full time employee). This means the minimum wage rates above $869.60 per week will receive a 4.6% increase, and wage rates below $869.60 per week increase by $40 per week.

Other minimum award wages which include junior, apprentice and supported wages will get a proportionate increase.

Please contact us for more information on pay rates for your staff.

Fair Work Wage Increases 2022
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