The JPC and the unions have agreed on the new rate charts. Remember that while you can now pay under those rates, should the new Contract not be ratified by the unions (expected within a month), you will have to seek refunds. If you prefer, you can pay under the old rates and issue a retroactive payment once the formal approval of the new Contract is accomplished. Retroactive payments must be received by the performers no later than June 15, 2009.