Increase to High Income Thresholds for Unfair Dismissal Applications
From 1 July 2018, there will be an increase in the high-income threshold for unfair dismissal applications.
Currently, an employee not covered by an Award or agreement, who earns over $142,000 per year, is not eligible to lodge an unfair dismissal application. This figure will be rising to $145,400 per year.
Aside from widening the base of people who can make a claim, it also increases the amount that can be awarded to successful applicants. Under the new system, the maximum payout resulting from an unfair dismal claim will rise from $71,000 to $72,700.
Please contact us if you need any assistance dealing with matters that may lead to termination of employment or should you have an unfair dismissal claim lodged against you.