Minimum Wage Order 2016

  • revoked
  • Minimum Wage Order 2016: revoked, on 1 April 2017, by clause 7 of the Minimum Wage Order 2017 (LI 2017/11).
3 Interpretation

(1)

In this order, unless the context otherwise requires,—

Act means the Minimum Wage Act 1983

adult worker

(a)

means a worker aged 16 years or more to whom the Act applies; but

(b)

does not include—

(i)

a starting-out worker; or

(ii)

a trainee

industry training programme means an industry training programme that leads to a qualification that is registered on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework maintained by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority pursuant to its functions under section 246A of the Education Act 1989

specified social security benefit means the following:

(a)

domestic purposes benefit:

(b)

emergency benefit:

(c)

independent youth benefit:

(d)

invalid’s benefit:

(e)

jobseeker support:

(f)

sickness benefit:

(g)

sole parent support:

(h)

supported living payment:

(i)

unemployment benefit:

(j)

widow’s benefit:

(k)

young parent payment:

(l)

youth payment

starting-out worker means—

(a)

a worker aged 16 or 17 years to whom the Act applies and who—

(i)

has not completed 6 months’ continuous employment with his or her current employer; and

(ii)

is not involved in supervising or training other workers:

(b)

a worker aged 18 or 19 years to whom the Act applies and who—

(i)

has been continuously paid 1 or more specified social security benefits for not less than 6 months; and

(ii)

has not completed 6 months’ continuous employment with any employer (excluding any employment undertaken before the worker started to be paid any 1 or more specified social security benefits); and

(iii)

is not involved in supervising or training other workers:

(c)

a worker aged 16, 17, 18, or 19 years to whom the Act applies and who—

(i)

is required by his or her contract of service to undertake at least 40 credits a year of an industry training programme for the purpose of becoming qualified for the occupation to which the contract of service relates; and

(ii)

is not involved in supervising or training other workers

trainee means a worker who is aged 20 years or more to whom the Act applies and who—

(a)

is required by his or her contract of service to undertake at least 60 credits a year of an industry training programme for the purpose of becoming qualified for the occupation to which the contract of service relates; and

(b)

is not involved in supervising or training other workers.

(2)

Terms or expressions used and not defined in this order but defined in the Act have, in this order, the same meaning as in the Act.