Following the annual Government review, on 1st April 2017 the adult minimum wage rate rose by 50 cents to $15.75 an hour. The starting-out and training wage rates also rose by 40 cents to $12.60.

If you are an employer paying staff minimum wage rates, ensure you have updated your payroll and employment agreements to reflect the new rates. If you have any staff on starting-out or training wages, these rates should also be adjusted, and now would be a good time to check when those staff are eligible to move to the adult minimum wage rate.