Fair Work Commission orders minimum wage increase

On Monday, 3 June 2013, the Fair Work Commission decided to raise the minimum weekly wage of low paid workers $15.80 a week. From 1 July 2013, the new national minimum wage will be $622 a week, up from the current minimum of $606 a week. Employers need to be aware that they now have less than a month to ensure they are compliant with the new minimum wage.