Award changes from November, is your business ready?

Is your business up-to-speed with the latest award changes? The new minimum wage changes for Group 2 are due to kick off from the first full pay period on or after 1 November 2020.

So, what exactly does your business need to know?

About the changes

In line with the Fair Work Commission’s announcement in June 2020, there was a 1.75% increase to the minimum wage. Rolling out using a staged approach, Group 1 came into effect from 1 July 2020 and now the increase will apply to Group 2 Awards from the first full pay period on or after 1 November 2020.

Group 2 includes more than 70 awards. This includes the Clerks (Private Sector Award), Gardening and Landscaping Services Award, Horticulture Award, Local Government Industry Award and Meat Industry Award Рjust to name a few! For a full list of Group 2 awards, click here to visit the Fair Work website.

Pay rates

To find out the correct pay rate for your employees, view the appropriate pay guide.

For anyone not covered by an award or an agreement, the new National Minimum Wage will be $753.80 per week or $19.84 per hour.


Do you need some help getting your head around the changes? Contact our team today.