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The One Thing EVERY Aussie Worker Is Being Told To Do

A majority of Aussie’s were left outraged yesterday, when the Fair Work Commission announced pay cuts of 25 to 50 per cent to penalty rates for workers in hospitality, fast food, restaurant, retail and pharmacy industries.

And now legal firm Slater and Gordon has offered some advice to employees in how to react to the decision, to ensure they are being paid correctly in the coming months.

Slater and Gordon has warned Australians to check their payslips carefully to ensure their Sunday and public holiday rates are not being reduced just yet, as the changes do not come into effect immediately.

“At this stage, public holiday penalty rate cuts are not due to come into force until 1 July 2017, but that is pending any appeals or variations. The time frame is much more unclear for Sunday penalty rate cuts, with staggered annual reductions over at least two years proposed to begin on 1 July 2017, but this matter is expected to be heard in court in early May 2017.

“Workers should look up their award and check their current penalty rates against the calculations on their pay slip. If they don’t match, workers should raise it with their boss.” 

For Sunday penalty rates, the FWC is proposing reductions will take place in a series of annual adjustments from 1 July 2017.

Public holiday pay cuts will take effect on 1 July 2017.


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