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New minimum wage guarantee for pieceworkers

New minimum wage guarantee for pieceworkers- effective from Thursday 28th April 2022

Minimum wage guarantee
From 28 April 2022, workers paid a piece rate will be guaranteed a minimum wage for each day that they work. This is called a ‘minimum wage guarantee’. Affected pieceworkers have to be paid a minimum amount for the hours that they work each day, effective the first pay period on or after 28 April 2022. This change applies to full-time, part-time and casual employees. See Minimum wage guarantee for pieceworkers.

New record-keeping obligations
Employers have new record-keeping obligations for pieceworkers, including that they record the hours worked by a pieceworker and the piece rates applied. See Record-keeping.

Employers can use our free checklist to help prepare for the new rules for piece rates. Go to New tools and resources.