Employers must pay the minimum wage to all employees including adults, trainees, starting-out workers and people with disabilities (some exemptions may apply).
Types of pay
There are different ways to be paid when employed. Pay should be set out by the employer in the employment agreement.
Minimum wage rates apply to all employees aged 16 and over, who are full-time, part-time, fixed-term, casual, working from home, and paid by wages, salary, commission or piece rates (some exceptions).
When and how often an employee is paid (eg weekly, fortnightly, monthly) varies between workplaces and will often be in employment agreements or workplace policies.
How much to pay and pay rises
As long as an employee’s pay is above the relevant minimum wage and complies with the employment agreement and legislation, an employer can choose how much to pay their employee.
Benefits and allowances
An employee is not entitled to be paid allowances over and above salary and wages unless these have been agreed with their employer.
An employee’s pay, conditions, experiences in the workplace and access to jobs at all levels of their workplace should not be affected by their gender.