Minimum Wage in New Zealand

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 $20.00 per hour, and has been since 1 April 2021.

This is a rise from $18.90 per hour, which commended in April 2020. It is expected that this rate will continue to increase in the coming years.

The country's consistent growth, even with the 2008 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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