Piece Rate Changes To Take Effect On 28th April, 2022

7th February, 2022
Key Takeaway

The Fair Work Commission has determined the minimum wage floor will be introduced into piece-rate agreements from 28th April 2022. 

Key Points:
  • Employers will be required to provide a piecework record for employees to sign prior to engaging in work.
  • Employees must receive a piece rate offering equivalent to 15% above the national minimum wage achievable by an average picker.
  • As of 7th February 2022, the national minimum wage is $20.33 per hour
  • If a worker was unable to pick enough produce to earn over the national minimum wage, they would now receive the minimum wage x time spent working.