Minimum Wage increase

The minimum wage rate in New Zealand is increasing to $20.00 per hour from 1 April 2021.

This is a rise from $18.90 per hour. If you have adult employees earning less than minimum wage, you are legally required to increase their wage rate from 1 April. Click here to learn more about minimum wage in NZ 2021.

See our advice for ways to try and manage rising wage cost.

If you have any specific issues around minimum wage rising or paying your staff, our Advice Service is here to help and can be contacted by email or phone 0800 472 472 (1800 128 086 from Australia).

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