What is New Zealand's Minimum Wage?
The minimum wage is a country's minimum hourly rate before tax that is established by the law. Having a legal minimum wage means that employers are required by law to pay employees at or above that threshold.
New Zealand's minimum wage is currently NZD 17.70 (USD 12). This hourly rate became official in April 2019, an increase of NZD 1.20 from the previous rate.
It is expected that this rate will continue to increase in the coming years.
The country's consistent growth, even in an international recession, has continuously improved workers' purchasing power and living standards.
New Zealand offers among the highest minimum wages worldwide, and the future for workers looks promising.
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