The national minimum wage has increased to $23.23 per hour (up from $21.38) or $882.80 per week (up $70.20 from $812.60) based on a 38-hour week for a full-time employee.
This increase applies from an employee’s first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2023.
The Fair Work Ombudsman is reminding employers that all casual employees entitled to the national minimum wage must receive a minimum $29.04 per hour, which includes their 25 per cent casual loading.
Fair Work Ombudsman Sandra Parker said workplaces must ensure all their employees are paid at least the relevant minimum wage, in accordance with the Fair Work Commission’s decision.
“We’ve updated our free Pay Calculator to help employers and employees calculate the new pay rates.”
“We urge all businesses to use our Pay Calculator to check the lawful minimum rates they need to pay their staff, or to contact us directly for free assistance,” Ms Parker said.
“If workers are unsure which award applies to them, they can use our Find my award tool or contact us for help to find any applicable award.”
“If employers and employees have any questions about pay rates, they can contact the Fair Work Ombudsman for free advice and assistance,” Ms Parker said.
The Commission also announced that employees covered by awards will have their minimum wage rates increased by 5.75 per cent from the first full pay period starting on or after tomorrow.