EVENTS & NEWS

GENERAL EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGES

February 28, 2019

Details on new and upcoming law changes

1. Reinstatement must be considered as the primary remedy for unjustified dismissal. (Effective Date: 12 December 2018)
2. Amendments to protections for vulnerable workers. (Effective Date: 12 December 2018)
 
Upcoming changes:
3. Domestic violence - Victim Protection. (Effective Date: 1 April 2019)
4. 90-day trial periods limited to employers with less than 20 employees. (Effective Date: 6 May 2019)
5. Rest and meal breaks to be more prescriptive. (Effective Date: 6 May 2019)
6. 30-day rule’ reintroduced. (Effective Date: 6 May 2019)

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The Minimum Wage to increase as of 1st April 2019

May 15, 2019

The Government announced the minimum wage will increase to $17.70 an hour on 1st April
2019 – an increase of $1.20 per hour.
This adds up to $708 for a 40 hour week.
The starting out and training minimum wage rates will increase from $13.20 to $14.16 per
hour – remaining at 80 percent of the adult minimum wage.
The Government also set indicative rates of $18.90 from 1st April 2020 and to $20.00 from 1st
April 2021. These rates will be subject to each year’s annual review.

2021 MINIMUM WAGE
2021 Minimum wage will be $20.00 from 1st April

2020 MINIMUM WAGE
2020 minimum wage will be $18.90 from 1st April

2019 MINIMUM WAGE
The 2019 minimum wage is $17.70 per hour from 1st April

2018 MINIMUM WAGE
The 2018 minimum wage was $16.50 per hour

2017 MINIMUM WAGE
The 2017 minimum wage was $15.75 per hour

2016 MINIMUM WAGE
The 2016 minimum wage was $15.25 per hour

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