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This can depend on the contract, but I think this is quite likely to be illegal. Under the Minimum Wage Act they generally cannot do this. The problem will be that if she raises any issues then she is at risk of being fired which is easy under the 90 day trial contracts. But if she wanted to, she could contact a labour inspector from MBIE to intervene and check the wages, and the employer would likely be required to pay her properly. But she may then lose her job of course.