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A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has today announced that penalty rates for Sunday and public holiday work in certain modern awards will be reduced from 1 July 2017. The awards impacted by the decision are the: Fast Food Industry Award 2010 (Fast Food Award); General Retail Industry Award 2010 (Retail Award); Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 (Hospitality Award); Pharmacy Industry Award 2010 (Pharmacy Award); Registered and Licensed Clubs Award 2010 (Clubs Award);…

The Fair Work Commission’s panel for annual wage reviews released its Annual Wage Review 2015-2016 decision today, 31 May 2016. The decision provides that minimum award wages will increase across the board by 2.4%, effective 1 July 2016. This decision will result in the following increases to Federal minimum wage rates: Weekly minimum wage: from $656.90 to $672.70 (increase of $15.80) Hourly minimum rate: from $17.29 to $17.70 (increase of 41 cents) Otherwise, the…