Will the recent minimum wage increase tip businesses over the edge?

What do the award and minimum rate increases mean for retail?
What do the award and minimum rate increases mean for retail?
The Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to increase the award rates of pay by 5.75 per cent for 2.5 million workers appears to have divided business and union groups among familiar lines.  Set to be implemented on 1 July, the FWC has also lifted the national minimum wage by 8.6 per cent following the alignment of the minimum wage with the C13 classification wage rate. Subsequently, the minimum wage would increase from $21.38 to $23.23 per hour, and from $812.60 to $882.80 per week. The

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