33 days ago

Know your rights - minimum wage increase

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

On the 1st of April the minimum wage increased.
The new minimum wage rates, before tax, are:
Adult - $20.00 an hour (up from $18.90)
Starting-out - $16.00 per hour (up from $15.12)
Training - $16.00 per hour (up from $15.12)

If you are currently on minimum wage and have not received an increase then ask your employer why they are paying you less than the minimum wage. It may be easier to do so in writing - you can use the letter template on the Community Law website- see link

If your employer cannot give you an acceptable explanation and will not increase your pay to the legal minimum, you can call the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on 0800 20 90 20 for further advice.

If you pay staff make sure ...

-If you do have staff on minimum wage, send them a letter or email to let them know about the increase.

-Check that any affected employment contracts are updated.

If you need any further help or advice you can also contact us, by free phone -03 367 222, email , online chat or pop into one of our branches .

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More messages from your neighbours
12 hours ago

Environment named top concern for Christchurch's future

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Green, safe, affordable, and sustainable, with meaningful jobs and a city which is easy to get around.

That’s what the residents of greater Christchurch say they want from their city in 2050, according to a new survey of about 4000 people.

While residents commented on topics ranging from traffic and housing to leadership and economic growth, the desire to protect the environment emerged strongly as the number one wish.

Read more here and tell us what you want most for Christchurch in the comments below.

6 days ago

Throwback Thursday: March past

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

World War II dominated the 1940s. "Our boys" marched through Christchurch before
departing to fight the foe. They were joined by many women who had enlisted in the armed forces to serve in support roles. Here, some of the 549 members of the Women's Service Auxiliary march in a street parade. It is April, 1941. Germany has inflicted a series of defeats
on Allied forces in Europe and Japan is preparing for war in the Pacific. Such parades
boosted patriotism, which helped the military recruitment drive and the raising of money for
the war effort through bonds schemes.

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17 hours ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Christchurch

Monthly AEA Worldwide Web events are held on the third Sunday of each month.
For May it is 8.00 am on Sunday 17th.
For newcomers interested in receiving a Zoom invitation for the event, please email aeawebevent@gmail.com.

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