Important penalty rates decision released

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017

The Fair Work Commission has released the long-awaited decision on weekend penalty rates in the hospitality and retail industries. The decision handed down today by the Fair Work Commission has no application for employers and employees covered by the Wine Industry Award 2010.

The decision relates only to employees and employers covered by the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010, Restaurant Industry Award 2010, Fast Food Industry Award 2010, Registered and Licenced Clubs Award 2010, General Retail Industry Award 2010 and the Pharmacy Industry Award 2010. 

SAWIA members can access a Notice to Members setting out detailed explanation of the decision and its implications for the industry.