Minimum Wage Rates

The minimum wage increases from $12.00 per hour to $12.50 per hour from April 1st, 2009

and the minimum training and new entrants rate increases form $9.60 per hour to $10.00 per hour.

The new entrants rate applies to those who are 16 and 17 years old.  It applies until such time as the employee has worked for 200 hours or worked for a period of three months.  The important thing to note is that the 200 hours is cumulative across all/any employers and the three month period does have to be based on continuous employment.

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