Business Ethics Archives - Simon Ives

Image of a money box

Actual vs Relative Pay Rises: How to determine if you’re better off as an above-award or non-award employee

By Human Resources, Simon Says No Comments

Workers who are paid above-award rates, or who work in professions that are not covered by a Modern Award (Fair Work Ombudsman) or Enterprise Agreement (Fair Work Commission), do not have recourse to a regulated pay rise unless their individual contract of employment (Fair Work Ombudsman) stipulates one, or they are paid the national minimum wage (Fair Work Ombudsman) and that is increased. Consequently, this category of worker can experience difficulty in understanding if any increase to their rate of pay is fair.

note: This article is written in the context of the Australian Industrial Relations System. Read More