National Minimum Wage (NMW)

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum pay rate applicable to employees who are not covered by an award or registered agreement. This rate can vary for certain employees based on factors like disability, age (under 21), or if they are an apprentice or trainee.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) acts as a safety net for employees not covered by any award or registered agreement, ensuring they receive a fair minimum pay. This base rate can differ for certain groups, such as young workers, apprentices, trainees, and those with a disability, to accommodate their unique employment circumstances. It's a crucial standard that guarantees minimum income for workers who might otherwise lack specific wage protections.

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