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Minimum wage exemptions for people with disabilities

The Minimum Wage Act 1983 provides that Labour Inspectors from the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment may issue minimum wage exemption permits to workers who are limited by a disability in carrying out the requirements of their work. This means a lower minimum wage rate is set for a particular person in a particular job for the period in the permit.