Updated 'PayCheck Plus' tool helps calculate correct minimum wages, penalties and allowances

The Fair Work Ombudsman has updated its online pay calculator, PayCheck Plus, to take account of the end of transitional provisions in some awards. Other changes include improvements to the way that information on common penalty rates is displayed, and an expansion of the 'frequently asked questions' on the website.

PayCheck Plus is a useful tool for working out the correct rates of pay for employees covered by modern awards in the national workplace relations system. It can be used to calculate minimum wages, penalty rates and allowances.

The website also includes instructional videos explaining how to make the best use of the calculator.