The closing date for submissions was Tuesday, 27 November 2012
This bill amends the Minimum Wage Act 1983 to make a number of changes to the ways in which minimum rates of wages may be prescribed by Order in Council. These include introducing the ability to set 1 or more starting-out rates of wages (payable at not less than 80% of the minimum adult rate of wages) for eligible young people aged 16, 17, 18, or 19 years who are not supervising or training other workers, repealing the ability to set the current new entrant rate, and changing the criteria for setting the current training rate.
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