Changes to the Pastoral Award & Wine Award

Changes to the Pastoral Award and the Wine Award 

The Fair Work Commission has varied the payment of wages on termination clause in the Pastoral Award and the Wine 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?

When an employer pays the final pay by cash or cheque, employees need to be paid on their last day of employment. If this isn’t possible, the employer needs to mail out all:

When an employer pays the final pay by electronic funds transfer (EFT), employees need to be paid all their entitlements within 7 days of their employment ending.

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 16.3 of the Pastoral Award.

You can view the updated rules in clause 26.3 of the Wine Industry Award.

 

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