Increase in minimum wage
From 1 April 2016, the minimum adult wage will increase to $15.25 per hour and the starting out rate or youth rate will increase to $12.20 per hour. Please make sure you adjust your employment contracts as needed. Those paying contract rates or piece rates must make sure that the employee is capable of earning the equivalent of $15.25 per hour (or $12.20 per hour for youth). All holiday pay, statutory holiday pay and sick pay entitlements are in addition to these pay rates (the details should be in your employment contract).