What's changed? The New Zealand Government has announced that it will increase the Minimum Wage, raising it to $17.70 per hour. This is an ...
Minimum wageMarch 7, 2019
Learn everything you need to know about New Zealand’s 2019 Minimum Wage with this simple infographic, perfect for small business owners and employers.
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|Adult Minimum Wage||$17.70 per hour|
|Starting-Out Wage||$14.16 per hour|
|Training Minimum Wage||$14.16 per hour|
The movement for minimum wages was first motivated as a way to stop the exploitation of workers in sweatshops. Over time, minimum wages came to be seen as a way to help lower-income families. Most countries had introduced minimum wage legislation by the end of the 20th century.
While they may not be the road to riches, minimum wage jobs offer a starting point for those who are young, inexperienced, or need work while pursuing their education.
The adult minimum wage applies to all employees aged 16 and over who are not starting-out workers or trainees, and all employees who are involved in supervising or training other employees.
Refer to the A Snapshot of New Zealand’s Minimum Wage infographic.