We are about to see the weight of the modern award rates hit the industry
On July 1 the monetary conditions at the Restaurant Awards and the Hospitality Award (for caterers) will take effect.
The first date of effect will be the first tranche of changes (either positive or negative) in each state (or region). If you are not clear about what this means for you, please visit our website at www.restaurantcater.asn.au and download a wage rate table.
These tables of rates are different for each of the previous awards, so please make sure you have the right table. You will also need a copy of the new award for classifications and other conditions.
One of the conditions common to the new awards is the lowering of the Superannuation Threshold. This change (from January1) means that you need to pay superannuation for staff earning over $350 per month—not the previous $450 a month.
There are quite a number of changes for most businesses. Do not hesitate to call on 1300 722 878 (1300 RCAUST) if you need assistance.
The Federal budget saw more money allocated to the Fair Work Ombudsman for compliance checks on employers. Inspectors will be our in force so please make sure you are complying with the new requirements.
CEO, Restaurant & Catering