Minimum wage needs moderation
BusinessNZ says today’s increase in the minimum wage is
larger than normal and raises questions about whether some
businesses will be able to cope.
Executive Kirk Hope said some smaller businesses and
businesses in the regions might have difficulty affording
the increase given unchanged trading conditions.
new or younger employees might find fewer opportunities for
employment and small businesses could have difficulties
maintaining current staffing levels given resultant tighter
"The minimum wage process needs to be
more moderately managed to protect businesses and jobs," Mr
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