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Firm Announcements and Accounting Updates

Minimum wage rises by $1.20 on 1 April 2019

The minimum wage has increased from the 1st April 2019. Now is a good time to double check you are still meeting minimum wage requirements.

The new minimum wage rates, before tax, are:

  • Adult — $17.70 an hour

  • Starting-out — $14.16 an hour (up from $13.20)

  • Training — $14.16 an hour (up from $13.20)

You and your staff can agree to any wage above the minimum rates. If your payroll and employment agreements are a few years old, you can use this as a chance to update them. If any workers are on starting-out or training wages, now is a good time to check when they’ll be eligible to move onto the adult rate.

Contact us for more information.

Matthew Davis