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Penalty rate cut for hospitality

  In a major decision that has potential implications for the retail industry, the Fair Work Commission has scaled back penalty rates for employees in the restaurant and catering sector. In a split decision, three commissioners agreed to reduce the penalty rates for casual employees on Sundays from 75 per cent to 50 per cent, accepting industry arguments that the level of penalty rates is crucial to job retention and growth in the sector. Two commissioners opposed the reduction in the Sunda