Minimum Wages Increase | Are You Ready?.

Posted: March 24, 2021Category: General

Minimum Wages Increase | Are You Ready?

From the 1st April 2021 the minimum wage rates are set to change!

Now is a good time to update and review your Employment Agreements.

What's changing:

The new minimum wage rates (before tax) are:

  • Adult - $20.00 an hour (up from $18.90)
  • Starting-out - $16.00 per hour (up from $15.12)
  • Training - $16.00 per hour (up from $15.12)

 What you’ll need to do:

  • If you do have staff on minimum wage, you should provide them with a Variation to their Individual Employment Agreement.
  • If any workers are on starting-out or training wages, now is a good time to check when they’ll be eligible to move to the adult rate.
  • If your Individual Employment Agreements are a few years old, use this as a chance to update and review them.

If you have any questions or, would like advice before making any decisions around employment matters, please give our team a call to reduce your risks and ensure compliance with employment law.

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