2019 Minimum Wage Increase

On April 1, 2019 the adult minimum wage increases $1.20 to $17.70 an hour – this equates to a wage increase of 7% or an additional $48 per week before tax for an employee working a 40 hour week.

Kāpiti employment expert Julia Palmer of StarPeople says it is important for all businesses to make the appropriate adjustments to their payroll.

“Starting out and trainee rates continue to be at 80% of the minimum wage and increase to $14.16 an hour.”

Ms Palmer says the Government are looking to increase the adult minimum wage incrementally to reach $20 an hour in 2021.

“And, don’t forget, all employees must have an employment agreement. If you don’t have one for each of your employees we can help you out with the documents you need.”

For more see: www.starpeople.nz