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Supervising or training other workers

Employees who are supervising or training other workers are entitled to be paid at least the adult minimum wage rate.

There is no legal definition of “supervising or training other workers”. Who is considered to be a worker supervising or training other workers will depend on the facts of each individual situation.

In general, if an employee is 16 years of age or older and is overseeing the performance of another employee, or instructing another employee in the performance of their job it is likely he or she will fall within the category of supervising or training other workers. It is not necessary for an employee to have direct line management responsibility for other employees in order to qualify as an employee who is supervising or training other workers.

To fall within this category, the role of supervising or training would need to be a part of that person’s job, not a one-off event.