Minimum Wage (Starting-out Wage) Amendment Bill

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.
Member in charge: Hon Simon Bridges
Type of bill: Government
Parliament: 50
Bill no: 69-3
Introduction: 9/10/12
First reading: 18/10/12
Referred to: Transport and Industrial Relations Committee
Submissions due: 27/11/12
SC report(s): 25/2/13
Second reading: 14/3/13
Supplementary Order Paper(s): 189, 190, 192, 193
Committee of the whole House: 19/3/13
Third reading: 21/3/13
Royal assent: 25/3/13
Act: Minimum Wage (Starting-out Wage) Amendment Act 2013 (13/8)