Minimum Wage Amendment Act 2003

Minimum Wage Amendment Act 2003

Public Act2003 No 24
Date of assent16 June 2003

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Minimum Wage Amendment Act 2003.

    (2) In this Act, the Minimum Wage Act 1983 is called the principal Act.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent.

3 Prescription of minimum wages
  • Section 4 of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsection (1), and substituting the following subsection:

    • (1) The Governor-General may, by Order in Council, prescribe the minimum rates of wages payable to either or both of the following:

      • (a) 1 or more classes of workers—

        • (i) defined in the order by reference to the age of the workers; and

        • (ii) to whom paragraph (b) does not apply:

      • (b) 1 or more classes of workers—

        • (i) defined in the order; and

        • (ii) who are employed under contracts of service under which they are required to undergo training, instruction, or examination for the purpose of becoming qualified for the occupation to which their contract of service relates.

4 Workers to whom Act does not apply
  • Section 9 of the principal Act is amended by repealing paragraph (c).


Legislative history

13 June 2001Introduction (Bill 137-1)
28 June 2001First reading and referral to Transport and Industrial Relations Committee
12 October 2001Reported from Transport and Industrial Relations Committee
5 December 2001Second reading
25 March, 29 April 2003Committee of whole House (Bill 137-2)
12 June 2003Third reading