March 17 2014
The government reviews the minimum wage each year. It has recently been announced that the adult minimum wage is to rise from $13.75 per hour to $14.25 per hour, coming into effect on 1 April 2014. The starting out and training minimum wages will increase from $11.00 to $11.40 per hour.
We recommend you review all wage and salary structures to ensure your employees are paid at least the minimum wage at all times for hours worked.
Please also remember that an employer’s KiwiSaver obligations are in addition to minimum wage entitlements.