Minimum wage adjustments

Education Payroll recently took steps to ensure that all teachers were paid above minimum wage from 1 April 2019 and that anyone who was paid below this rate received back pay owed.

All teachers are now paid on or above minimum wage and the payroll system will automatically update to ensure teachers stay above this rate in the future.

During this work, it was uncovered that some teachers were paid below minimum wage at a point prior to 1 April 2019. Impacted teachers will receive back pay in their 19 June pay.

If your school was impacted, the principal will receive an email notifying them and the change will be visible on this week's SUE report. The employee may no longer work at the same school, but they will be notified via their payslip.

We regret that this has occurred and apologise for any inconvenience.

If you would like more information, or have any questions or concerns, please contact your dedicated Payroll Adviser.

Additional information can be found on the Ministry's website.