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How Does Minimum Wage Work in Australia?

April 3rd, 2013

Those that are new to working in Australia’s economy, may not be familiar with the standards for minimum wage. There are some important facts to note:

Minimum wage standards apply to individuals that are age 21 and older, and that are employed full-time.
Younger employees are paid a percentage based on their age, and the minimum wage standard.
Not all employees are paid minimum wage. Other agreements are set and negotiated independently. In most cases, these are higher than the minimum wage standard.
Full-time adult employees are also paid additional benefits by the Australian government.

Part-time employees are paid a rate …

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