Changes to the Hospitality Award & Restaurant Award

The Fair Work Commission has varied the payment of wages on termination clause in the Hospitality Award and the Restaurant Award  as part of its Modern Award Review.

The changes apply from the first full pay period starting on or after 6 September 2019.

What are the changes?

Employers are now required to pay an employee’s wage and all other entitlements within 7 days of their employment ending.

For casual employees paid at the end of each engagement, their final pay must be paid at the end of their final engagement.

Note – There may be special rules about paying any accumulated long-service leave. Check with your state or territory long service leave agency, listed on our Long service leave page.

You can view the updated rules in clause 26.6 of the Hospitality Industry (General) Award.

You can view the updated rules in clause 27.4 of the Restaurant Industry Award.

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