In addition to the Fair Work Commission handing down its Annual Wage Review decision for 2022, there are further significant changes effective from 1 July 2022.
For unfair dismissal cases, the high-income threshold has increased to $162,000 with the compensation limit of $81,000 for dismissals occurring on or after 1 July 2022.
The application fee for unfair dismissals, general protections, and bullying and sexual harassment at work applications made under the Fair Work Act 2009 has increased to $77.80.
The superannuation guarantee has increased from 10% to 10.5%. This is in line with the superannuation guarantee rate that is scheduled to increase to 12% by July 2025. For further information about this, see the ATO website.
Supported wage system
The Fair Work Commission issued a determination varying the Supported Wage System schedule in some modern awards. This increased the minimum amount payable to $95 per week wherever appearing in the Supported Wage System schedules of the awards.
Read this 29 June circular.
See the initial 15 June circular on wage increases.
To view the determination click here.