Impor­tant Work­place Rela­tions Changes Effec­tive 1 July 2023

Employ­ers and employ­ees alike need to be aware of impor­tant changes in the work­place rela­tions space, effec­tive 1 July 2023. From that date:

  • the high income thresh­old for unfair dis­missal cas­es will increase to $167,500 per annum (from the present $162,000 per annum) and the com­pen­sa­tion lim­it will be $83,750 (equiv­a­lent to 6 months of the revised high income thresh­old amount) for dis­missals occur­ring on or after 1 July 2023;
  • the fil­ing fee for unfair dis­missal, gen­er­al pro­tec­tions and bul­ly­ing and sex­u­al harass­ment at work appli­ca­tions will increase to $83.30;
  • there will be a 5.75% increase to min­i­mum award wages; 
  • the min­i­mum wage will increase to $882.80 (or $23.23 per hour); and
  • the min­i­mum super­an­nu­a­tion guar­an­tee per­cent­age will increase to 11%.

The Fair Work Ombuds­man has also pre­pared an updat­ed Fair Work Infor­ma­tion State­ment (FWIS) in time for the start of the new finan­cial year. The FWIS con­tains impor­tant infor­ma­tion about employ­ee pay and con­di­tions, and a copy is to be giv­en to every employ­ee before, or as soon as prac­ti­ca­ble after, they start employ­ment. A copy of the updat­ed FWIS can be accessed here.