Minimum award pay and superannuation rates change in farm sector

NSW Farmers is reminding employers that minimum award pay and superannuation rates changed from July 1.

Employers with award-reliant employees were encouraged to review their staff pay rates to ensure they met the applicable minimum rates and conditions and had the relevant documentation in place for pay arrangements that deviate from the award terms.

As part of its Workplace Relations service to members, NSW Farmers publishes Rural Wage Guides for agriculture-related awards every year, so farmers can stay up-to-date on pay rates and impending changes in employment matters.

“Running a farm is no different to running any other business, it’s important to stay up to date with these changes,” NSW Farmers Workplace Relations spokesman Chris Stillard said.

“Our professional workplace relations team is available to support and guide members with any employment-related matters they have including pay-related matters.

“No matter what industry you’re in, whether you’ve got one worker or 50, make sure you’re prepared.”

The 2024 NSW Farmers Rural Wage Guides are now available for members, outlining the superannuation increase to 11.5 per cent and increases to minimum wage standards, among a range of other guidance.

For more information about the annual wage review, visit the Fair Work website. To find out more about the NSW Farmers Workplace Relations service, click here.