Upcoming changes to weekend and public holiday penalty rates

We recently wrote a blog outlining upcoming changes to weekend and public holiday penalty rates for full time and part time workers in the retail and food industry.  You can read the full article here.  There are now firm deadlines as to when these rate changes will be implemented. We have outlined these below.

 

General Retail Industry Award 2010

Category Previous 1 July 2017 1 July 2018 1 July 2019 1 July 2020
Permanent Sunday 200% 195% 180% 165% 150%
Casual Sunday 200% 195% 185% 175%

 
Hospitality Industry Award 2010

Category Previous 1 July 2017 1 July 2018 1 July 2019
Permanent Sunday 175% 170% 160% 150%

 
Pharmacy Industry Award 2010

Category Previous 1 July 2017 1 July 2018 1 July 2019 1 July 2020
Permanent Sunday 200% 195% 180% 165% 150%
Casual Sunday 225% 220% 205% 190% 175%

 
Fast Food Industry Award 2010

Category Previous 1 July 2017 1 July 2018 1 July 2019
Permanent Sunday (Level 1) 150% 145% 135% 125%
Casual Sunday (Level 1) 175% 170% 160% 150%

 
The Commission also confirmed that the reductions in public holiday penalty rates will commence in full from 1 July 2017.   Those reductions are:

Award Permanent penalty Casual penalty old/new
General Retail Industry Award 2010 250 225 275 250
Hospitality Industry Award 2010 250 225 275 250
Pharmacy Industry Award 2010 250 225 275 250
Fast Food Industry Award 2010 250 225 275 250
Restaurant Industry Award 2010 250 225 250 (no change)

 

These will help small businesses in tough times, however could have a big impact upon your staff.  As business accounts that go beyond the basic numbers we can help you to understand how these changes will impact your business, plus with Omnis People Strategy meet with our HR professional and get help and support to implement and roll out these changes.

 

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