Only ACWA Members receive free annual wage rate analysis and calculations provided by the Association’s Industrial Relations experts, Employment Services & Solutions Australia (ESSA).
We take this opportunity to remind car wash operators that car wash operator employers must comply with minimum wage and/or Award obligations. There are severe penalties for non-compliance. The revised rates come into effect from the first pay period commencing on or after 1 February 2021.
The new wage rates calculations are now available by logging into the Members’ section of the ACWA website https://acwa.net.au/members/. The most recent wage rates calculations can be quickly located by clicking on Quick-Find – Wage Rates, Templates, Manuals and Business Essentials in the left-hand navigation panel.
Importantly, ESSA has advised that the Fair Work Commission and the Fair Work Ombudsman have not yet released their revised rates. This has usually occurred by now. Without the usual checking process in place, ESSA has been required to calculate and cross-check each individual rate with their “interpretation of the Decision”. The rates provided at this time are accurate; however, ESSA will reconfirm details as soon as the regulators release their rates.
Please also remember that one of the services available to all ACWA members is one-on-one consultation with our Industrial Relations Specialists at ESSA. So, if you are a paid-up member and require assistance, simply call the ACWA HELPLINE and ask for Graham Lilleyman.
Details of the ESSA service agreement for Members can also be found on the ACWA website.