The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has warned Labor’s proposal to move from a minimum wage to a living wage could negatively impact many small businesses. With many small business owners already operating on very low margins, Carnell suggests a wage increase could put their ability to employ staff or even survive as… Read more »
A recent survey of Australian employers has found almost 70 percent of businesses expect the new Minimum Wage rates will have a negative impact. The survey conducted by Employsure found most employers could not afford the hourly increase and would look at ways to cover their bottom line. The new wage rates, which encompass an… Read more »
Small business owners are amongst those most likely to be impacted by the Fair Work Commission’s annual wage review, with all modern award rates set to increase by 3.5 per cent on July 1, 2018. The wage increase is the highest since 2011 and will impact over 2.3 million Australians who are paid at the… Read more »
Fair Work Ombudsman says the Court’s decision sends a message that employers who set out to exploit workers face serious consequences.