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:
- Minimum wage exemption for disabled people
- Agricultural industry
- Foreign fishing crews working in New Zealand.
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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