The starting-out wage. Applies to starting-out workers. Starting-out workers are:
The Starting-out minimum wage is NZ$12.60 per hour which is:
The training minimum wage applies to employees aged 20 years or over who are doing recognised industry training involving at least 60 credits a year as part of their employment agreement, in order to become qualified.
Employers and employees may agree to any wage rate as long as it is not less than the applicable minimum wage rate. Starting-out workers must be paid at least the minimum starting-out wage rate, and trainees over 20 years of age must be paid at least the training minimum wage rate.
A small number of people hold an exemption from the minimum wage.
The minimum rates that apply to starting-out workers, and employees on the training minimum wage (before tax), are:
The information above was taken from https://www.employment.govt.nz/, last accessed on November 4, 2017
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