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Different types of minimum wage rates has more information on the different types of minimum wage rates: adult, starting-out and training. Exceptions and exemptions. There are some exceptions to the application of the Minimum Wage Act 1983 and a small number of people with a disability hold an exemption permit from the minimum wage.

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.

A minimum wage is an employee’s base rate of pay for ordinary hours worked. It is generally dependent on the industrial instrument that applies to their employment. For example, a .