3/6/11 – Hotels hit harder than most by wage increases

The $19.40 per week national wage increase announced today will have a disproportionate impact on the hotel industry, which is more exposed to higher penalty rates for night time and weekend work.

Australian Hotels Association CEO Des Crowe said hotels would feel the impact of the increase at night time and on Sundays and public holidays, when employers must pay additional penalty wages.  View media release