WORKPLACE RELATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCES NEWSLETTER
The Fair Work Commission is currently considering the Annual Wage Review or Safety Net Increase for Award rates of pay. As recently reported in the news, the new Australian Government will be making further submissions arguing for an increase in Award rates of pay.
It is likely a decision will be handed down in mid-June. Based on decisions of past years and Government commentary, it is possible that Award rates may be increased by between 3 and 5% . Any increases awarded will be operative from the beginning of the first pay period on or after 1 July 2022.
As in previous years, it is most likely that increases in Award rates of pay may be absorbed against existing overaward payments.
Once a decision is announced, Members will be advised and forwarded a copy of the new Award rates.
As previously advised, Members are reminded that Superannuation contributions will increase to 10.5%, operative from 1 July 2022.
FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE
On 16 May 2002, the Fair Work Commission announced advance notice of new Award provisions in respect of Family and Domestic Violence Leave. The Fair Work Commission has requested the Employer and employee representatives to prepare a final draft of Award provisions and report back on 17 June 2022.
In summary, the new Family and Domestic Violence Leave Award provisions will be similiar to the current Award Personal Leave clause. Note the new Family and Domestic Violence Leave clause will be separate and in addition to all existing Award entitlements.
The Fair Work Commission’s provisional view is that the FDV Leave Award clause should reflect the following;-
Members will be advised of the new Award provisions upon the settlement of the FWC orders.
Members requiring further information in respect of the above are invited to contact me on 0419 500 609 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org