Module 10 – Know Your Rights
The minimum wage applies to all hours worked. There is no minimum hours requirement. For example, an employee who works only 2 hours at a time must still get the minimum wage for each of these hours, unless the employee and employer have agreed to a higher rate in the employment agreement.
The current minimum wage rates (before tax) are as at 1 April 2020 and apply to employees aged 16 years or over:
Type of minimum wage
8 hour day
40 hour week
80 hour fortnight
There are three different types of minimum wage rates: adult, starting-out and training.