Fairwork Commission Announces Changes to Penalty Rates

Last week, the Fair Work Commission handed down a decision to vary certain penalty rates in some hospitality and retail modern awards. The decision affects penalty rates for working on public holidays and weekends for both permanent and casual employees in these sectors. It also affects the times that penalty rates apply for working late nights or early mornings in the Restaurant and Fast Food awards.

The awards affected by these changes are:

Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 [MA000009]
Registered and Licensed Clubs Award 2010 [MA000058]
Restaurant Industry Award 2010 [MA000119]
Fast Food Industry Award 2010 [MA000003]
General Retail Industry Award 2010 [MA000004]
Hair and Beauty Industry Award 2010 [MA000005]
Pharmacy Industry Award 2010 [MA000012]
If you would like any more information regarding these changes please head to the Fairwork Commission website at https://www.fwc.gov.au/awards-and-agreements/modern-award-reviews/am2014305-penalty-rates-case#field-content-1-heading