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Wage Supplement consultation announced

20 February 2019.

The Government is seeking feedback from targeted stakeholders in the disability sector on a replacement for the Minimum Wage Exemption.

The Minister for Social Development and Disability Issues, Carmel Sepuloni, and Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Iain Lees-Galloway have announced that Government will undertake a targeted consultation on a replacing the Minimum Wage Exemption scheme with a wage-supplement approach.

Giving feedback on a wage supplement approach

The consultation will take place from mid-February until late-April 2019.

We are seeking feedback directly from those affected by this policy. This includes disabled people and their families, as well as Disabled People’s Organisations, unions, employers, and employer associations.

If you’d like to give feedback, please consider the questions and additional information in the discussion document. It’s available in:

If you require access to these documents in an alternate format, please email: wage_supplement_consultation@msd.govt.nz

How to submit your response

You can submit your responses to us by:

We need to hear back from you by Tuesday 30th April 2019.

Your submission may be made public

Please tell us clearly if there is any information in your submission that you do not want to be made public. You need to tell us what information you do not want to be made public, and why.

All submissions will be subject to the Official Information Act 1982. The Ministries of Social Development and Business Innovation and Employment will consider this information when responding to requests under the Official Information Act 1982.

If you have any questions, please email wage_supplement_consultation@msd.govt.nz

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