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Minimum wage rise starts next week

Fuseworks Media
Fuseworks Media

Wellington, March 25 NZPA - Employers are being reminded the new minimum wage of $12.75 comes into effect next week and the Department of Labour says employees who have issues over their pay following that should contact the department.

New legislation means the general minimum wage will on April 1 increase from $12.50 per hour, while the new entrants minimum wage and training minimum wage will increase to $10.20 an hour from $10.

Department of Labour head of employment relations Lesley Haines said employers needed to ensure rates of pay for affected workers were adjusted in line with the change.

"Any employee who believes they are being underpaid can seek information from the Department of Labour who can then assist them to resolve a formal complaint if they have one."

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