On Friday 19th June, The Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down its decision regarding an increase to the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

In its decision the FWC determined it was appropriate to increase the minimum wage by 1.75%. The varied modern award minimum wages would be implemented in three operative dates.

Stage two of the modern award wage increase was effective 1st November 2020. This is a reminder for employers listed in construction, manufacturing, clerks and many other industries that you may be required to make changes to staff wages. Changes will be applied from the first full pay period on or after 1st November 2020.

To see if this applies to you, please review the list of modern award groupings under Group 2.

For a full list of the three operative dates and awards, please see relevant subgroups.


If your business needs help to interpret your relevant Award please give us a call on 5613 1846 or drop us a line at info@humanresourcing.com.au for an obligation free discussion.

As human resource specialists we will work closely with your business to understand your needs and to ensure compliance and ongoing business success.

Integrated Human Resourcing is an outsourced HR firm based in Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast.

If you would like to know more, call us 5613 1846 / info@humanresourcing.com.au