base pay rate

Base pay rate is the minimum hourly pay rate an employee must be paid for their ordinary hours of work.

The base pay rate is a set hourly wage that represents the minimum amount an employee should earn for their normal working hours. It's determined by factors like the industry, job role, and any applicable awards or agreements. This rate doesn't include additional payments like overtime, bonuses, or allowances, but serves as the foundation for calculating an employee's total earnings.

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