"In its major Penalty Rates Decision in February this year, the Fair Work Commission expressed its intention to review weekend penalty rates in the Hair and Beauty Industry Award 2010. The Commission highlighted that the hair and beauty industry has some similar characteristics to the retail and hospitality industries in which Sunday and public holiday penalties were adjusted.
"Ai Group, on behalf of HABA, will propose the following adjustments to Sunday and public holiday penalty rates in the Hair and Beauty Industry Award 2010:
Current rate: 200%
Proposed rate: 150%
Current rate: 250%
Proposed rate: 225%
"Directions are expected to be issued by the FWC shortly for the filing of evidence and submissions in the Case over the months ahead," Mr Willox said.
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