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The minimum wage is increasing – make sure you are prepared

The Government confirmed today that the adult minimum wage will increase, from $18.90 to $20.00 per hour on 1 April 2021.

The starting-out and training minimum wage rates will also increase on 1 April 2021, from $15.12 to $16.00 per hour.

As an employer, you need to ensure your payroll systems and processes are updated.

All employers and employees should also take note of the minimum wage changes, as it sets a new relative benchmark for pay negotiations.

Current minimum wage rates

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