The minimum wage rates are reviewed every year. The current adult minimum wage rates (before tax) that apply for employees aged 16 or over are:
$14.75 an hour; which is:
$118.00 for an 8-hour day or
$590.00 for a 40-hour week or
$1,180.00 for a 80-hour fortnight.
The minimum rates that apply to starting-out workers, and employees on the training minimum wage (before tax), are:
$11.80 an hour; which is:
$94.40 for an 8-hour day or
$472.00 for a 40-hour week or
$944.00 for a 80-hour fortnight.
Employees have to be paid at least the minimum hourly wage rate for any extra time worked over eight hours a day or over 40 hours a week or 80 hours per fortnight.
Anyone who thinks they are being paid less than the minimum wage should call the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on 0800 20 90 20.