There are three minimum wage rates:
- the adult minimum wage applies to all employees aged 16 and over who are not new entrants or trainees
- the new entrants minimum wage applies to employees aged 16 and 17 except for those who have completed 200 hours or three months of employment, whichever is shorter; or who are supervising or training other workers; or who are trainees
- the training minimum wage applies to employees aged 16 and over who are doing recognised industry training involving at least 60 credits a year.
There is no statutory minimum wage for employees who are under 16 years old.
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