Labour standards and practice

Enterprise Case Studies: Effects of Minimum wage-setting at enterprise level 2011

Client:  Fair Work Commission (formerly Fair Work Australia)

The WRC conducted longitudinal case studies of twenty award-reliant enterprises located across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. The research involved a mixed methods approach combining analysis of business performance data, key informant interviews and interviews with employers and employees. The purpose of the case studies was threefold: first, to provide a baseline snapshot of practice at the end of 2009; second, to generate insights into expected impacts of the June 2010 minimum wage decision; and third, to give an overview of the actual impact of the decision in November 2010. The final report presents a thematic analysis of key findings across the cases as a whole, and within each of the industry sectors chosen for study.

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