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Penalty rate changes from 1 July 2017

Penalty rate changes from 1 July 2017

Penalty rates are changing from 1 July and employers in the fast food, retail, pharmacy, hospitality and restaurant industries should be aware of the upcoming changes.

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In February 2017, the Fair Work Commission announced wide-ranging changes to penalty rates across a number of industries including the fast food, retail, pharmacy, hospitality and restaurant industries.

The Commission has now confirmed the transitional arrangements for the changes to penalty rates for a number of modern awards.

Changes to Sunday penalty rates will be phased in over a 3- or 4-year period commencing 1 July 2017, while changes to public holiday penalty rates will take effect in full from the same date.

Sunday Penalty Rates Changes

Fast Food Industry Award 2010

  FT/PT* Casual**
Current  150% 175%
1 July 2017 145% 170%
1 July 2018 135% 160%
1 July 2019 125% 150%

General Retail Industry Award 2010

  FT/PT Casual**
Current 200% 200%
1 July 2017 195% 195%
1 July 2018 180% 185%
1 July 2019 165% 175%
1 July 2020 150%  

Pharmacy Industry Award 2010***

  FT/PT Casual**
Current 200% 225%
1 July 2017 195% 220%
1 July 2018 180% 205%
1 July 2019 165% 190%
1 July 2020 150% 175%

Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010

  FT/PT Casual**
Current 175% Unchanged at 175%
1 July 2017 170%
1 July 2018 160%
1 July 2019 150%
1 July 2020  

* Applies only to ‘Level 1 Employees’

** Inclusive of casual loading

*** For hours worked between 7:00AM and 9:00PM

For further information, see the PDF update below or contact your KPMG adviser.

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