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Payroll alert!

 
Minimum wage is going up on April 1 2015
 
• The adult minimum wage will increase from $14.25 to $14.75 an hour
• The starting-out and training hourly minimum wages will increase from $11.40 to $11.80 an hour. 
• Do you have employees on the starting-out wage who need to be moved to the adult minimum wage? If your young employees have been with you for six months or longer, or are involved in the training or supervision of other staff, you must pay them at least the adult minimum wage.  
• Are your employees who are receiving the training minimum wage still in training? If they are no longer in training, and have taken on a full work-load, you must start paying them at least the adult minimum wage.
 
 There is a very good Government website to go to for further information and advice:
http://www.business.govt.nz/news-and-features/payroll-alert-minimum-wage-is-going-up-on-april-1