|State minimum wage and WA award pay rates to increase by 2.5% from 1 July 2021
The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission has today increased the state minimum wage and all pay rates in WA awards effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2021.
The state minimum wage for adult employees (21 and over) will increase by 2.5% to $779.00 per week. WA award rates of pay will also increase by 2.5%.
Junior rates and rates for apprentices and trainees will also increase proportionately.
The new minimum rates and updated Wageline WA award summaries will be available on the Wageline website by 1 July 2021.
This pay rate increase only applies to employers and employees in the state industrial relations system. It covers businesses and organisations which operate as:
· sole traders (e.g. Jane Smith trading as Jane’s Café)
· unincorporated partnerships (e.g. Jane and Bob Smith trading as Jane’s Café)
· unincorporated trust arrangements (e.g. Jane and Bob Smith as trustee for Jane’s Café)
· incorporated associations that are not trading or financial corporations and other not-for-profit organisations that are not trading or financial corporations
If your business or organisation is in the national industrial relations system, visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website for information on pay rate increases.
|Location allowance increases for regional employees
Many WA awards require employees to be paid a location allowance when employed in certain regional towns.
Location allowances have just been increased by the 2021 Location Allowance General Order, and new rates take effect from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2021.
The new rates for each town and a list of the relevant WA awards are available on the Location Allowance for employees in regional areas page.
Source: Wageline News