The Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to cut penalty rates for hospitality, retail and fast-food workers will stand after a case brought by Unions arguing that the FWC’s decision was “legally unreasonable” has been dismissed by the Full Federal Court.

This means that the public holiday cuts which came into effect on 1 July this year will stand and the gradual introduction over several years of the Sunday penalty rate cuts will take place as ruled by the FWC in February.  For more information on the impact of this, you can read our previous update HERE.

Employers requiring assistance or with queries about penalty rates should contact a member of our experienced Workplace Relations team.