By Dylan Beach

Sunday Penalty Rates Reduced

Today, the Fair Work Commission has ruled that Sunday penalty rates will be reduced for retail and hospitality workers.

Sunday retail specific rates according to the FWC now will see:

* Full time and part time workers’ Sunday rates to drop from 200% to 150%


(Source: Fair Work Commission)

* Casuals’ penalty rates will drop from 200% to 175%

* Full time and part time workers will see public holiday rates drop from 250% to 225%, while casuals will go from 275% to 250%.


(Source: Fair Work Commission)

The commission reviewed Saturday rates but decided against any reductions.


For more information on penalty rates download the summary pages here or visit Fair Work at