Minimum Wage Increase
The adult minimum wage is going up from $15.75 an hour to $16.50, with the starting-out and training rates rising too. Here’s what you’ll need to know for your business.
When: 1 April 2018
What: The new minimum wage rates are:
Adult — $16.50 an hour
Starting-out — $13.20 an hour (up from $12.60)
Training — $13.20 an hour (up from $12.60)
Starting-out and training minimum wages are 80% of the adult minimum wage.
You and your staff can agree to any wage above the minimum rate that’s most appropriate to them. You’ll also need to update your employment agreements to reflect any wage changes.