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National Minimum Wage Manual

Pay reference periods & elements of pay: overtime payments

Relevant legislation

The legislation that applies to this page is as follows:

* National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015, regulation 10(j)

Overtime payments should be included in worker’s total remuneration (NMWM09050) when calculating national minimum wage pay.

However, for time workers, where payments are made at a premium rate above the worker’s lowest hourly rate in a particular pay reference period, adjustments must be made when calculating national minimum wage pay (NMWM09270).

Similar adjustments are made for output workers (NMWM09280).