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On 1 November 2018, the Fair Work Commission decided upon increases to penalty rates under the General Retail Industry Award 2010 (GRIA). The increases are being phased in over a number of years. The latest round of increases came into effect on 1 October 2019.

The change increases some penalty rates for casual employees in relation to evening work and Saturday work.

A summary of affected rates (including planned future increases) is provided below:

evening hours (after 6pm on monday to friday)

From 1 October 2019 10% increase for casual employees
From 1 March 2020 15% increase for casual employees
From 1 October 2020 20% increase for casual employees
From 1 March 2021 25% increase for casual employees

saturday work (in addition to the 25% casual loading)

From 1 October 2019 20% increase for casual employees
From 1 March 2020 25% increase for casual employees

 

If any part of your business is covered by the GRIA, we recommend you review current wage arrangements to ensure compliance.

If you would like further information, or if you require advice on compliance, please contact the Employment, Safety and Migration team at Macpherson Kelley.

 

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Changes to penalty rates for casuals

10 October 2019
chris kipouridis barney adams

On 1 November 2018, the Fair Work Commission decided upon increases to penalty rates under the General Retail Industry Award 2010 (GRIA). The increases are being phased in over a number of years. The latest round of increases came into effect on 1 October 2019.

The change increases some penalty rates for casual employees in relation to evening work and Saturday work.

A summary of affected rates (including planned future increases) is provided below:

evening hours (after 6pm on monday to friday)

From 1 October 2019 10% increase for casual employees
From 1 March 2020 15% increase for casual employees
From 1 October 2020 20% increase for casual employees
From 1 March 2021 25% increase for casual employees

saturday work (in addition to the 25% casual loading)

From 1 October 2019 20% increase for casual employees
From 1 March 2020 25% increase for casual employees

 

If any part of your business is covered by the GRIA, we recommend you review current wage arrangements to ensure compliance.

If you would like further information, or if you require advice on compliance, please contact the Employment, Safety and Migration team at Macpherson Kelley.