KPMG welcomes Fair Work Commission decision on penalty rates

KPMG welcomes penalty rates decision

KPMG welcomes the decision of the Fair Work Commission reducing Sunday and public holiday penalty rates in the retail, fast food, hospitality and pharmacy industries.

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James Simpson, KPMG Partner and Head of Workplace and Employment Law, said: “The outcome of the Fair Work Commission's decision today on penalty rates is measured and sensible. I believe it will have a positive impact on business conditions and employment levels across each of the relevant industries and the Australian economy more broadly.”

He added: “The decision strikes the right balance between compensating employees in those industries on weekends and public holidays and providing a reasonable and consistent rate for employers in line with modern business and community expectations.”

Further information

Ian Welch
Senior Communications Manager, KPMG
T: 02 9335 7765 / 0400 818 891
E: iwelch@kpmg.com.au

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