The Fair Work Commission has advised that a decision issued by the Minimum Wage Panel recently granted all employees (e.g. stablehands) a pay rise effective 1 JULY 2015. The Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA) has mailed the following information to ATA Members which you should receive shortly.
Included in the mailer referred to above, ATA Members are provided a copy of the New Wage Rates and Allowances that apply from the first full pay period on or after the 1st July 2015.
Please note, an employees maximum ordinary time hours of work under the Horse and Greyhound Training Award 2010 (HGTA) is 38 hours per week.
ATA RECOMMENDED TRAINING FEES & RACEDAY ATTENDANCE FEES
The ATA will soon have available for Members the updated Recommended Training Fees and Race Day Attendance Fees.
Please note: These Fees are provided as a guide only for Trainers to take into consideration when reviewing their own circumstances and operational costs. Information about these Fees will be available to Members either via login to the ATA’s Website or by contacting this office direct for assistance.
Racecourse Attendance Allowance for Employees
Every employee who is required to attend a race meeting must be paid a Racecourse Attendance Allowance under the Horse & Greyhound Training Award 2010.
For example, should an employee attend a race meeting 120km from their place of employment then the employee is entitled to a Racecourse Attendance Allowance as follows:
First 75 km $23.70 plus $5.58 for each 50 km (or part thereof) after 75km. Therefore based on 120km of travel, the Racecourse Attendance Allowance would total $29.28 in this example.
Please note – The Award provides that when required to attend a race meeting an employee must be paid an allowance of $11.00 for each meal unless the employer supplies the meal.
The Fair Work Information Statement
Members are reminded of the legal requirement for Employers from 1 January 2010 to supply Employees with The Fair Work Information Statement as soon as possible after the commencement of employment. The statement provides basic information on matters that will affect their employment and is available by CLICKING HERE
Want to Download Information?
Members seeking to access an electronic version of the Wage Rates or other relevant material including the Horse and Greyhound Training Award 2010, The Fair Work Information Statement and National Employment Standards (NES) can visit www.austrainers.com.au and refer to options under the Employer Information menu.
*** Please kindly note that access to menu items under Employer Information will require your ATA Website Username & Login details. If you have not yet registered for ATA Website access then please click here to download the appropriate form to register. Simply complete the form and return via facsimile (03) 9372 1699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Should further assistance be required please feel free to contact the ATA Membership Services Team on (03) 9372 1688.
SUPERANNUATION REMAINS AT 9.5%
ATA Members are advised that Superannuation (SGL) will remain at 9.5% from 1 July 2015.
ATA Members were also recently mailed a copy of the Nationwide Superannuation Fund (NSF Super) Newsletter – Winter 2015 edition. NSF Super is a Superannuation Fund named within the Horse and Greyhound Training Award 2010.
Information relating to Tax Tables for the 2015/16 income year are available at www.ato.gov.au/taxtables
The ATA recommends that Members review their payroll systems and records, in particular to check compliance with pay slip requirements, wage rates, hours of work, superannuation and workcover.
Members who are uncertain of any of these matters should contact the ATA’s Industrial Relations Manager – Wayne Lee for assistance on (03) 9372 1688 or email email@example.com