ABC: Sunday surcharges remain as employees’ penalty rates fall
If you have indulged in a takeaway pizza on a Sunday or a public holiday you might be familiar with paying a surcharge for the privilege.
Restaurants and food chains use surcharges to make up for the cost of penalty rates, rather than absorb them into their bottom line.
But, despite a decision by the Fair Work Commission that has seen penalty rates fall substantially since July last year, many restaurants and cafes continue to charge the same Sunday surcharge.
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