Changes to Wages

21 March 2021 – Wage Subsidy March 2021 applications close

If your business has experienced a 40% decline in revenue due to the recent COVID-19 alert level increase and planned on applying for the Wage Subsidy, do not delay.

Applications close at 11:59pm this Sunday, 21st of March 2021.

For further information on eligibility and how to apply, visit COVID-19 Wage Subsidy March 2021 – Work and Income.


1 April 2021 – Minimum wage increase

Minimum wage is set to increase on 1 April 2021. If you have employees that are currently on minimum wage/at a rate of less than $20.00 per hour. Ensure that you are ready for this change.

Update your payroll systems and processes.

The rate changes are as follows:

  • Adult
    • Was $18.90
    • To be $20.00
  •  Starting-out/training
    • Was $15.12
    • To be $16.00