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Changes for businesses from 1 July 2024

13 June 2024

The start of the new financial year brings a number of changes that your business should be aware of. Business.gov.au have released a reminder about the major changes.

National Minimum wage increase

From 1 July 2024, the National Minimum Wage will increase by 3.75%. This means the new National Minimum Wage will be $24.10 per hour, or $915.90 per week.

Changes to casual employment

There are multiple changes to casual employment laws coming into effect this year, including a new definition of a casual employee and a new pathway for converting from casual to permanent employment.

The right to disconnect

The new ‘right to disconnect‘ means that eligible employees will have the right to refuse contact outside of working hours. This change starts on 26 August 2024 for non-small business employers and 26 August 2025 for small business employers.

Ban on engineered stone

A ban on the manufacture, supply, processing and installation of engineered stone benchtops, panels and slabs will be implemented in Australia from 1 July.

Read the full article

Head business.gov.au to read the full article on changes from 1 July that affect Aussie businesses.

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