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Minimum Wage to Increase to $14.25

The starting-out and training minimum wages will also increase, from $11 an hour to $11.40 an hour.

The starting-out wage is focussed on 16 and 17 year olds starting out in the workforce; 18 and 19 year olds who have been on a benefit for six months or more; and 16 to 19 year olds in training in a recognised industry training course involving at least 40 credits a year.

The training minimum wage applies to employees aged 20 years or over who are doing recognised industry training involving at least 60 credits a year as part of their employment agreement, in order to become qualified.

There is no minimum wage for employees aged under 16, but all other employment rights and entitlements still apply.

Written by Shima Grice at 09:00

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