Posted on: Apr 02, 2018

On 1 April 2018 the adult minimum wage rate went up 75 cents to $16.50 per hour. The starting out and training rates also increased 40 cents to $13.20 per hour.

If you pay your workers minimum wage rates, you’ll need to make sure you update your payroll system and their employment agreements (you can do this by issuing a variation letter to advise them of the new hourly rate of pay). Remember that these new rates must be paid from 1 April 2018, so you will need to back-date your wage rates to this date if you haven’t already done so.

If you have workers on starting out or training wages, this is also a good time to check when they will be eligible to move onto the adult rate.  If you need help to figure any of this out let us know!


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