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Minimum wage

Employees must be paid at least the minimum hourly wage rate for every hour worked.

Who can get minimum wage rates

The Employment NZ website explains about the:

When you may not get the minimum wage rate

There are some situations where the minimum wage rate may not apply. The Employment NZ website has information about minimum wage exemptions:

Who to contact for advice

For questions about:

  • minimum wage rates and exemptions — contact Employment NZ
  • wage rates when you’re receiving a benefit payment or tax exemption — contact Work and Income.

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