Minimum wage review 2014

one dollarThe government reviews the minimum wage each year. It has recently been announced that the adult minimum wage is to rise from $13.75 per hour to $14.25 per hour, coming into effect on 1 April 2014. The starting out and training minimum wages will increase from $11.00 to $11.40 per hour.

We recommend you review all wage and salary structures to ensure your employees are paid at least the minimum wage at all times for hours worked.

Please also remember that an employer’s KiwiSaver obligations are in addition to minimum wage entitlements.

Welcome

Welcome to the Edmonds Judd blog. Here we update the latest news and events at both Edmonds Judd and in the legal world.

Here is the link to the latest Rural eSpeaking

Rural eSpeaking

In this issue:

  • Personal Property Securities Act Pitfalls: take care when goods are leased or being stored elsewhere
  • The ‘Moderated’ Emissions Trading Scheme: what’s the deal?
  • Over the Fence: Sharemilkers and Fonterra’s capital restructure – New minimum wage rates – Holiday entitlements for Easter – Holiday entitlements for ANZAC Day

The next issue of Rural eSpeaking will be published in mid-July.