NZ minimum wage increase April 2019
By Vaughan Granier
An April Fool's trick? Nope: it's a minimum wage increase.
On 01 April 2019 there'll be a big increase to the minimum wage rates payable to employees across New Zealand. It's another step in the Government's plan to reach an adult minimum wage of $20 by 2021. At least 210,000 employees, in many industries, will be affected; and it's important for you, as an employer, to stay compliant.
There are three minimum wage rates, and I've summarised the changes in a handy table: