1 July 2017 – new Award pay rates!

Did you know new award pay rates & allowances come into effect from July 2017?

Where do I get the new rates?

You can check the new rates by reviewing the appropriate award via the Fair Work Ombudsman web site.

If you need some help, contact Lisa Lee Human Resources Manager at Classic Recruitment & Human Resources.

Who do the new rates apply to?

The increases apply to all employees whose pay rates come from:

  • the national minimum wage
  • a modern award or
  • a registered agreement (in some cases).

The increase won’t affect employees who are already getting paid more than the new minimum wages. Are you confident you know what the minimum wage is for roles within your business?

When do the new rates take effect?

The new pay rates apply from the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2017.

So, if your pay week is from Monday to Sunday, the new rates take effect on Monday 3 July.

Got a question?

Email Lisa at or phone the office on 07 4638 3599.

Lisa is happy to provide all new clients with an initial, no-obligation free consultation of up to 1 hour.

Changes to penalty rates

Changes to penalty rates affect the Hospitality, Pharmacy, Fast Food, Retail and Restaurant industries and come into effect on 1 July, 2017.


Call Classic today on 07 4638 3599 to make an appointment for a free, no-obligation chat to discuss your obligations with Lisa Lee.

Lisa is the Human Resources Manager at Classic Recruitment & Human Resources and she can make sure you don’t miss anything!

She will help you review your wages, draft an appropriate employment contract and ensure you meet all of your obligations.


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